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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby black bart » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:11 am

Wreck-it Ralph...brilliant.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby pieces o'nine » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:25 pm

OZ:

The previews were, overwhelmingly, for dystopian coming attractions -- surprising for such a kid-oriented film.

The opening titles are really beautiful! Based on antique card advertising with a little nod to classic circus and vaudeville billboards, they feature engraving-style graphics and antique typography, seemingly held before the camera with marionette rods. There are some nice bits such as the small, traveling "Baum Brothers Circus" venue for stage magician/fraud Oz. There's a bit about one of the girls he saw when in town on the circuit stopping by to announce her decision to marry local farmer John Gale. It's an entire scene, but not too heavy handed and, appropriately, never referenced again.

I wouldn't class this as a great film but I enjoyed it. I felt the production team did a nice job of creating a back story to the classic which hit all the right homage and style notes, and set the stage for the story to come. At the same time they presented a stand-alone story from some of the lesser known books and made good use of current technology to enhance their own vision. I recommend it.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Ravi Oli » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:08 am

^ Been waiting for Oz. Seen a bit of the starting 4:3 B&W and the preview had some impressive CGI. Just have to organize time and someone to watch it with.

black bart wrote:Wreck-it Ralph...brilliant.

Luckily I have grandkids to justify my collecting such titles... :haha: Could you name at least a few of the characters at the Baddies-Anon meeting?
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby black bart » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:05 pm

Ravi Oli wrote:^ Been waiting for Oz. Seen a bit of the starting 4:3 B&W and the preview had some impressive CGI. Just have to organize time and someone to watch it with.

black bart wrote:Wreck-it Ralph...brilliant.

Luckily I have grandkids to justify my collecting such titles... :haha: Could you name at least a few of the characters at the Baddies-Anon meeting?


That's tricky, I remember Bowser, the Devil, and an hilarious Zombie who steals the show. Great scene though.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby tris » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:36 pm

I just rewatched "Hable con Ella" ("Speak with her" must be the English title if it's translated properly) by P Almodovar... I first saw it about 8 years ago and enjoyed it in a detached sort of way. This time round it made me cry like a baby... :cry: :cry: :cry:
The first time I saw the film the male nurse character seemed like a loser (and a bit of a pervert).. but now I could somehow see where he was coming from (maybe that means I've become a loser and a pervert)! And I finally understood why Marco the journalist always cried when something moved him...
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff » Mon May 27, 2013 8:23 pm

I watched "Behind the Candelabra", an HBO movie about Liberace and his favorite boyfriend. It was a good film. Liberace was a rather creepy man. He was apparently sexually attracted to himself, and convinced his boyfriend to get plastic surgery to make him look like Liberace at a younger age.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby PKMKII » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:26 pm

Life of Pi

Not really sure what to make of it. It became clear very early on that suspension of disbelief wasn't expected of the audience, so the weirdness didn't really bother me. However, I feel like there's a disconnect between the film's conclusion about God, and the way God, metaphorically, is presented throughout the film. It talks about God in a kind of new-agey notion, but the presented God is much more indifferent and violent.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby black bart » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:46 am

Which is worse though:

Being in a lifeboat with a tiger...you know he wants to eat you...or

Being in a lifeboat with other humans who may be thinking of eating you...or

Being in a lifeboat with Gerard Depardieu?
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Rainswept » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:42 am

Caught World War Z. Enjoyed it.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby black bart » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:27 am

Roy Hunter wrote:
Rainswept wrote:Caught World War Z. Enjoyed it.
Going to see it when I get paid. Lots of the Philadelphia bits were actually shot in Glasgow, so looking forward to seeing it.

Also, we can supply our own undead in huge quantities...


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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby bacon » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:39 am

The French Connection - Gene Hackman rocks - I bet police in NYC sometimes wish it was 1971 again.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby bacon » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:08 am

Roy Hunter wrote:
bacon wrote:The French Connection - Gene Hackman rocks - I bet police in NYC sometimes wish it was 1971 again.
Second best car chase scene ever? Not sure if the Blues Brothers or Bullit is the best, but French Connection is probably number 2...

If that makes any sense...

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I found myself debating this as well - I haven't seen Bullit, but the Blues Brothers is definitely up there.

Watched The Shining about 3 times in the past two weeks. Between AMC, IFC and BBC America it seems like that movie is always on. Not complaining.

Oh and then I saw One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest before I fell asleep last night.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby black bart » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:04 am

The Artist...fantastic movie, deserved every Oscar it got and the dog should have got one.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:12 pm

A Disney movie called "Enchanted". Better than sitting in a psychiatrist's waiting room for two hours watching something like Fox News.
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