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Since last Sunday...

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Casino Royale

Quantum of Solace

Skyfall

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Since last Sunday...

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Casino Royale

Quantum of Solace

Skyfall

The one thing Bond needs is a bad guy (SPECTRE) and less Bourne.

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I found a used copy of 'Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind', with Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.

Yay!

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2011 "Jane Eyre". My favorite is the 2006 version with Toby Stephens (son of Dame Maggie Smith), but this one has its merits.

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Got this from RedBox last night, because I had seen the trailer.

Pretty hard to go wrong with Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson and Colin Ferrell.
Sam Rockwell is becoming one of my favorite actors, and he really makes this movie great.

Best $1.62 I've spent lately.

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Got this from RedBox last night, because I had seen the trailer.

Pretty hard to go wrong with Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson and Colin Ferrell.

Sam Rockwell is becoming one of my favorite actors, and he really makes this movie great.

Best $1.62 I've spent lately.

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$1.62? That is good blood for your buck ratio!

This and "Killer Joe" were two of my favourite movies from last year. The only problem was that they were hard to recommend to other people because of the high violence/blood quotient. I'm well aware that my tolerance for violence and sex in movies is higher than most of my friends and the average person.

TypeO, since you liked Sam Rockwell so much, I recommend you check out "Moon", another film he is great in.

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I know that many will disagree but I watched some of 'Taxi Driver' yesterday and as much as I like Deniro I think it's a pretty dumb movie.

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$1.62? That is good blood for your buck ratio!

This and "Killer Joe" were two of my favourite movies from last year. The only problem was that they were hard to recommend to other people because of the high violence/blood quotient. I'm well aware that my tolerance for violence and sex in movies is higher than most of my friends and the average person.

TypeO, since you liked Sam Rockwell so much, I recommend you check out "Moon", another film he is great in.

LOL, yeah, $1.50 + tax for Blu-Ray rentals at Redbox.

I even watched it again last night with a friend of mine after a couple bongs of some good medicinal.

It was even better the second time around.

I'll definitely check out Moon when I can find it.

The Green Mile is the first thing I remember seeing him in.

I even enjoyed Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, but I was a huge Gong Show fan anyway.

As for violence/gore and sex, I don't mind it as long as it isn't the only point of the movie.

I can laugh at the dark humor of some of the head shots in Psychopaths, but I was very uncomfortable watching Hostel for the first time.

I'm not a particular fan of horror/gore movies, yet graphic violence like Pulp Fiction isn't an issue for me.

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Great movie if you like the art of politics. It was a little slow and will never work for the majority of my students.

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A patient at work lent me a portion of his personal film library. There must be 75 movies in there.

'Keep it as long as you want, sweetheart' is what he said. :)

I'm going to watch 'Grand Torino' now.

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I know that many will disagree but I watched some of 'Taxi Driver' yesterday and as much as I like Deniro I think it's a pretty dumb movie.

I think I understand your feelings about "Taxi Driver", as I have had problems with this film, too. But I wouldn't say it's a "dumb movie"; more that it's a movie about a "dumb guy".

De Niro's Travis Bickle is barely literate, can barely mumble more than a syllable or two. It is implied that he's a Vietnam Vet, and whatever he experienced over there has damaged or de-humanized him in some way.

He is such an idiot, or anti-social, that he takes Cybill Shepherd to a porno movie on their first date. Now, I realize that "porno-chic" was in vogue at the time of the filming of "Taxi Driver". Post-"Deep Throat", it became hip for thrill-seeking couples to go to see it. But only an idiot would do something like what Travis Bickle does in the movie. I remember I lost all respect and sympathy for the character right then and there. After that, the film becomes an exercise in vigilante violence.

Granted, a well-made, well-photographed, well-acted, and well-scored film...but in the long run, sort of gratuitous and pointless. Especially with that tacked on ending.

I've gotta say though...De Niro was great as that dumbass Travis Bickle.

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Just watched a very disturbing German movie with subtitles on Netflix.
The earth is burning up after solar flare activity has raised the temperature by 10 degrees Celsius.

It's got the same dystopian hopelessness of The Road, but probably even more intense.

It comes off as very realistic and plausible, filmed in a bright, HDR-style that really recreates an environment where the sun is literally lethal.

Definitely worth a watch.

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I know that many will disagree but I watched some of 'Taxi Driver' yesterday and as much as I like Deniro I think it's a pretty dumb movie.

I have to agree in terms of the story line. The film however is visually beautiful to watch. To me Taxi Driver plays more like a comic book story than anything else. It's an art film.

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Saw "Zero Dark Thirty" at last, obviously there is quite a bit of truth-based violence, so it may not be for everyone. After a busy winter, I need to get out to see "Argo" before it leaves the cinemas. I think I've already missed "Django Unchained".

A funny aside. I often play close attention to how non-American actors articulate an American accent, and vice-versa. Jennifer Ehele who had a part in "Zero" is my favorite Elizabeth Bennet ("Pride and Prejudice"). I always thought she was British. I was thinking to myself that her American accent was not very good. She's American. :blush:

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A silly but entertaining movie I recently saw on TV "Love Actually". Loved the aging rock star and the relationship with his manager, and of course the Colin Firth restaurant scene. I was in tears during the closing momnets when the Beach Boys "God Only Knows" was playing while footage of real people greeting at an airport (Heathrow?) was shown.

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I think the last movie I saw at the theatre was The Hobbit so I've missed out on lots of stuff like Argo (which is out on DVD in the U.S.) and Zero Dark Thirty. I've also heard good things about Silver Linings Playbook which is I believe is still in theatres in these parts. Lincoln (which I also never got around to seeing) is playing at a local cinema/grill so I still have a chance to catch it. Been meaning to check out that theatre anyway.

Watched this a couple of nights ago and really enjoyed it. Then again, I tend to enjoy most anything Phillip Seymour Hoffman is in anyway. I admit to having next to no knowledge of Truman Capote other than seeing him on The Tonight Show (and other talk shows) back in the 70's. Hell, I'm not sure I knew what his claim to fame was back in those days, I just knew he was famous enough to be on the talk show circuit. I also seem to remember him being the topic of a lot of tabloid type stuff that involved Warhol and Studio 54. A couple months ago I watched the American Masters feature on author Harper Lee called Hey, Boo which covered her friendship with Capote. It was also a reminder that I need to read To Kill A Mockingbird and In Cold Blood. Watching that bio at least helped lay the groundwork for Capote. I always found his speech pattern very irritating, something which Hoffman absolutely nails in the movie (along with his portrayal of Capote in general) but I was willing to set that aside in favore of some top shelf acting and a very compelling storyline.

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Hi VK, if you are a fan of Hoffman, check out, "A Late Quartet"......Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Cathleen Keener and Mark Ivanir. A little movie about a NY string quartet you may enjoy. Took a flyer on it, at the video store, the other night and I thought it was a nice movie. cheers Rich

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I think the last movie I saw at the theatre was The Hobbit so I've missed out on lots of stuff like Argo (which is out on DVD in the U.S.) and Zero Dark Thirty. I've also heard good things about Silver Linings Playbook which is I believe is still in theatres in these parts. Lincoln (which I also never got around to seeing) is playing at a local cinema/grill so I still have a chance to catch it. Been meaning to check out that theatre anyway.

Watched this a couple of nights ago and really enjoyed it. Then again, I tend to enjoy most anything Phillip Seymour Hoffman is in anyway. I admit to having next to no knowledge of Truman Capote other than seeing him on The Tonight Show (and other talk shows) back in the 70's. Hell, I'm not sure I knew what his claim to fame was back in those days, I just knew he was famous enough to be on the talk show circuit. I also seem to remember him being the topic of a lot of tabloid type stuff that involved Warhol and Studio 54. A couple months ago I watched the American Masters feature on author Harper Lee called Hey, Boo which covered her friendship with Capote. It was also a reminder that I need to read To Kill A Mockingbird and In Cold Blood. Watching that bio at least helped lay the groundwork for Capote. I always found his speech pattern very irritating, something which Hoffman absolutely nails in the movie (along with his portrayal of Capote in general) but I was willing to set that aside in favore of some top shelf acting and a very compelling storyline.

Hoffman is great, isn't he?

Recently had an exchange with a friend about favorite books and movies. I believe that both "To Kill A Mockingbird" and "In Cold Blood" made it to each of our books and movies lists. If you enjoy the books, try to watch the films as well if you haven't seen them yet.

"Capote" was excellent too. Without going into too much detail, I had a hard time getting the "heads in gauze" scene out of my head. If I watch that movie again, I think I'll skip that scene.

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