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#41 goose

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:49 PM

QUOTE (NobodysHeroine @ Nov 7 2011, 08:02 PM)
The Pianist, directed by Roman Polanksi and adapted from the book of the same name. I'm also reading the book. biggrin.gif

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It's not as powerful and hard-hitting as Schindler's List, in my opinion, but still powerful. Adrien Brody was amazing as Wladek (Wladyslaw) Szpilman. heart.gif

Great depictions of the Warsaw ghetto.  (I think it's Warsaw, yes?)

Love the apocalyptic feel of the whole thing.  Very well done.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:50 PM

QUOTE (danielmclark @ Nov 8 2011, 09:38 AM)
QUOTE (JohnnyBlaze @ Nov 7 2011, 05:58 AM)
ohmy.gif  Really?! It was better than I expected too but I can think of several hero films alone that I think were better (Watchmen, XMEN 2, Xmen: First Class, both Batfilms, Spidey 2, Iron Man 1, Thor, and there might even be a few more that have escaped me)

I *hated* Watchmen laugh.gif
I know, I'm weird. Mid-30's comic book guy for the past 20 years, I'm supposed to love it, but I just don't. Didn't like the comic and really didn't like the movie. My wife, who has read probably a dozen comics in her whole life, thought it was great (both the TPB that I've got and the movie).

X-Men 2... I can see that. Same with First Class, which I thought was pretty stellar. Spidey 2 was great, Iron Man 1 is probably my #1. I did think Cap was better than Thor, which suffered somewhat from having him powerless for so long and from casting Portman, who I thought wasn't good for the role.

Dark Knight was really good, but Begins was pretty much a B+ film for me and I did think Cap was better.

But for "one of my favorites in the last 10-15 years"... in no order at all and only counting comics flicks:

Cap
Iron Man 1
X-Men 1, 2 and First Class
Dark Knight
Spider-Man 1 and 2 (more 1 than 2 by virtue of being the first live-action Spidey worth a damn)
Sin City
Red

For Watchmen I liked the comic better than the film..but I definitely thought the film was pretty fun to watch.

I'm one of the rare folks that think Batman Begins (perfect) is superior to Dark Knight (great). X2=great, Iron Man 1=really good, Sin City=really good, XMen:First Class=good, etc. etc. so on, Cap=okay with goodness and greatness sprinkled here and there.

((Straying from the thread topic but it happens))...I think Kick-Ass the movie really strayed from the comic (which I thought was really entertaining) in the last 30 minutes or so AND in regards to his success with that girl. They really should've stuck with the book.  new_thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Going back to the topic, I watched Full Metal Jacket (for the 5 millionth time) last night.  

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 05:14 AM

QUOTE (JohnnyBlaze @ Nov 8 2011, 12:50 AM)
I'm one of the rare folks that think Batman Begins (perfect) is superior to Dark Knight (great).

I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE!!1 trink39.gif

I watched 13 Assassins again. I absolutely love it, it's gotta be Miike's best film. Of course it's basically an homage to Seven Samurai, but that's not a bad thing.

I know it's actually a remake of The Thirteen Assassins from 1963, but I've never seen that one. I guess it's like a remake of a remake, I dunno, just watch the shit!  1287.gif  

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:09 AM

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"Secretariat." A little too Disney-fied for my taste, but still a very good movie. And the race scenes were excellent. They got a lot of the details exactly right.

I need to see that.

If you're not up on horse racing or Secretariat in particular, check out the YouTube clips of the three actual Triple Crown races before seeing the movie. You will gain a whole new appreciation for how they planned and filmed those race scenes, and how they tried to copy the actual races as closely as possible.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 02:13 PM

Saw some of The Untouchables on A&E over the weekend.  Connery is such a badass in this.

"Get out of here ye dago bastard!"

Also saw Ghostubsters on Comedy Central.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 02:27 PM

QUOTE (Storm Shadow @ Nov 8 2011, 05:14 AM)
QUOTE (JohnnyBlaze @ Nov 8 2011, 12:50 AM)
I'm one of the rare folks that think Batman Begins (perfect) is superior to Dark Knight (great).

I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE!!1 trink39.gif


Count me in as well.  I love the Joker potrayal in film 2, but thought Two-Face was weak, and the story as well.  Much preferred the first in the series.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 05:50 PM

QUOTE (goose @ Nov 7 2011, 11:49 PM)
QUOTE (NobodysHeroine @ Nov 7 2011, 08:02 PM)
The Pianist, directed by Roman Polanksi and adapted from the book of the same name. I'm also reading the book. biggrin.gif

user posted image

It's not as powerful and hard-hitting as Schindler's List, in my opinion, but still powerful. Adrien Brody was amazing as Wladek (Wladyslaw) Szpilman. heart.gif

Great depictions of the Warsaw ghetto.  (I think it's Warsaw, yes?)

Love the apocalyptic feel of the whole thing.  Very well done.

Yes, it was primarily set in the Warsaw ghetto. It detailed both the Warsaw ghetto uprising (the Jewish resistance) and the Polish uprising (the Polish/"Aryan" resistance) against the Nazis. 1287.gif

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:57 AM

Atlas Shrugged Part I.


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:20 AM

I rewatched Heat. I loved it more this time than the last.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:21 AM

QUOTE (Jack Aubrey @ Nov 9 2011, 08:57 AM)
Atlas Shrugged Part I.

How was it?

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 07:39 PM

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:38 PM

QUOTE (Alex @ Nov 9 2011, 09:21 AM)
QUOTE (Jack Aubrey @ Nov 9 2011, 08:57 AM)
Atlas Shrugged Part I.

How was it?

Fantastic and I definitely recommend it! I can't wait for part II.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 11:04 PM

QUOTE (goose @ Nov 9 2011, 04:27 AM)
QUOTE (Storm Shadow @ Nov 8 2011, 05:14 AM)
QUOTE (JohnnyBlaze @ Nov 8 2011, 12:50 AM)
I'm one of the rare folks that think Batman Begins (perfect) is superior to Dark Knight (great).

I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE!!1 trink39.gif


Count me in as well.  I love the Joker potrayal in film 2, but thought Two-Face was weak, and the story as well.  Much preferred the first in the series.

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I had no problem with Two-Face. I have just a couple of minor complaints which is why I think Dark Knight is great and is still one of the best hero flicks about

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:55 AM

Batman Begins just feels much more like Batman to me (darker, Gotham feels more.....Gotham-y?). TDK is great too, but BB is the better Batman movie.

Edited by Storm Shadow, 10 November 2011 - 03:46 PM.


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Posted 10 November 2011 - 12:06 PM

Watched that new U2 documentary, From The Sky Down.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 03:24 PM

Frankenstien Meets The Wolfman . Classic

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 08:48 PM

QUOTE (Storm Shadow @ Nov 11 2011, 12:55 AM)
Batman Begins just feels much more like Batman to me (darker, Gotham feels more.....Gotham-y?). TDK is great too, but BB is the better Batman movie.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 09:05 PM

2001: A Space Odyssey


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Posted 10 November 2011 - 09:32 PM

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2001: A Space Odyssey

What did you think? Did you read the book beforehand? I had seen it after reading the book and found that I only liked the movie from the part where *SPOILERS*



Dave has to deactivate HAL until the end of the movie.

*END SPOILERS*

I'm curious to get other's opinions, because despite having loved the book, the movie just sucked despite being to close to the source material.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 09:48 PM

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QUOTE (JohnnyBlaze @ Nov 10 2011, 10:05 PM)
2001: A Space Odyssey

What did you think? Did you read the book beforehand? I had seen it after reading the book and found that I only liked the movie from the part where *SPOILERS*



Dave has to deactivate HAL until the end of the movie.

*END SPOILERS*

I'm curious to get other's opinions, because despite having loved the book, the movie just sucked despite being to close to the source material.

I've never read the book. And I'm afraid that I'm a bit biased since Kubrick is my favorite director of all-time. But even given that, I can still admit that much of the movie is slow. However, I do like the realism of space and the score(as always with Kubrick). The imagery in the film is what many filmmakers often attempt but never come close to reaching.




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