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The Best Movies... Ever!



  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    He sure did.

    Good movie, though my wife said it: he plays the same character in every movie or show. He's always George.
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,637
    So true. Most actors today are not really "actors". They are specialists, somewhat slightly altered versions of themselves. Maybe that's why they get so confused about life? :P Exceptions of course, like Meryl Streep perhaps...she has range. So did Marlon Brando, John Gielgud etc. They were actors, they could play just about anything (and often tried to). I mean, it takes guts for someone like Brando to play a waterfront dockworker, an Okinawan houseboy, Fletcher Christian, Marc Antony and Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls. He sings, he dances, he does Shakespeare!
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Mariah Carey has range.

    She sucked in Precious.

    She REALLY sucked in Glitter.

    Big range there, between sucking, and really sucking. :D
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,637
    edited March 2010
    She *does* know how to go from bad to worse, that's true---LOL!

    I'm going to try a New Rule for a few months---I'm not going to *any* movie that employs actors who names I recognize.

    A few years ago, I tried another rule, which was to come into the movie 15 minutes late on purpose, so that I'd have at least some challenge figuring out the plot. That actually was fun most of the time and helped to mitigate the boring, grinding formulas often used in movies---it got so easy to guess the plot turns that I lost interest. :(

    Then of course there's still the problem of the Obligatory Happy Hollywood Ending.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,931
    edited March 2010
    lol, that would work for me.

    I don't really enjoy movies all that much, but it's fun to see one down in Mexico, especially if it's a US movie with subtitles. (Ok, even JFK was awful there too).

    One time we went to see Bruce Willis in Sixth Sense in Mazatlan. We got tickets and walked in and found seats. The lights were up and there were maybe 15 or 20 people milling about, eating popcorn, etc.

    The lights went down and the movie started right up - no boring previews or anything. The plot seemed to have some holes in it but it didn't take long to get immersed in it.

    15 minutes later they were rolling the credits. We had walked into the wrong theater of a 4 screen multiplex. :shades: This place took long breaks between reels so that everyone had plenty of time to hit the concession stand.

    I got brownie points for taking my wife to a movie and only missed 15 minutes of sunshine. We had seen enough of it to figure it out and figure out that it really wasn't worth sitting through the whole thing. It was perfect. :)
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Yep - the problem is movies are too predictable. They all follow the same formula.

    I liked Up in the Air, but I told my wife exactly what was going to happen when Clooney knocked on that door.
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,637
    They've all taken courses in screen writing is the problem.
  • michaellmichaell Posts: 4,300
    Saw this yesterday with wife and daughter.

    Lots of action, fairly decent plot, and Matt Damon is actually quite believable as a US Army CWO searching for WMD's.

    Afterwards, my daughter commented that it was a big change to see Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear on screen together but not joined at the hip, as they were in "Stuck on You". And, Kinnear was the bad guy.

    Only thing that bothered me was Brendon Gleeson as a CIA representative - he had a hard time hiding his British accent.
  • andres3andres3 CAPosts: 5,282
    The result is that there are two versions of the movie one Gilliam's vision with the dark ending and the studios version called "The love conquers all" version. Most people view the "love conquers all" version as junk.

    I heard back before Quentin Tarantino became a Legend he wrote a script for the movie True Romance. Hollywood forced the script to be changed for a Hollywood ending (and he also didn't get a chance to direct it himself), which of course Tarantino hated and you never ever see him even talk or mention True Romance as one of his films.

    I still really liked the movie, thought it was very good, even with the Hollywood happy ending.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,931
    edited March 25
    Captain Phillips.

    Good reviews.

    Boring movie.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,931
    edited March 25


    Something tells me Subaru wasn't too happy with this one.

    Then again, seeing the characters who liked their pickups, maybe they did appreciate it.

    One of the goofs in the movie shows one of the lead characters filling up the Outback on the driver's side.

  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,902

    The screenwriter for "Nebraska" , Bob Nelson, is a Seattle area native, and was a main figure on the beloved old local comedy show, "Almost Live".

    On a car theme, he is the driver on the "Ballard Driving Academy" skit:

  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,931

    American Hustle.

    10 thumbs down. How this noisy mindless schlock got good numbers at Rotten Tomatoes is beyond us.

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