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  El Profesor
 
October 2, 2008 8:16:02 am
 
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There Will Be Blood. - F for Fell Asleep. Wow, eight shades of boring. I woke up at the end to see the art house ending. Still unimpressive. Lewis was very good as a conniving psychopath, but I couldn't muster any emotion for any of the characters one way or the other.



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There Will be Blood- A. Daniel Day-Lewis doesn't do bad acting jobs. He is just as horrible a man as he was in Gangs of New York. Maybe he's just a bad guy in real life.



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There Will Be Blood- B+ The only thing this movie was missing was a coherent plot. Daniel Day-Lewis and the teenage kid from Little Miss Sunshine should win Oscars for their performances.



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There will be Blood A



Damn, Raspie, you must have gotten a bad thing at the place that night. I loved this movie. A+



Millwood needs to post that Mikey Life Cereal pic right about now.

 
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  Millwood
 
October 2, 2008 12:44:00 pm
 
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There Will Be Blood. - F for Fell Asleep. Wow, eight shades of boring. I woke up at the end to see the art house ending. Still unimpressive. Lewis was very good as a conniving psychopath, but I couldn't muster any emotion for any of the characters one way or the other.



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There Will be Blood- A. Daniel Day-Lewis doesn't do bad acting jobs. He is just as horrible a man as he was in Gangs of New York. Maybe he's just a bad guy in real life.



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There Will Be Blood- B+ The only thing this movie was missing was a coherent plot. Daniel Day-Lewis and the teenage kid from Little Miss Sunshine should win Oscars for their performances.



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There will be Blood A



Damn, Raspie, you must have gotten a bad thing at the place that night. I loved this movie. A+






 
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  juansamuel
 
October 7, 2008 10:26:23 pm
 
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Burn After Reading- A I really liked this movie. Great performances from everyone involved. The two scenes that the Aryan nation dude from OZ(also the therapist from SVU) was in stole the movie.
 
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October 8, 2008 10:33:06 pm
 
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Hard Candy - B+ A flat out brutal indy film that pits a 14 year old girl against a possible pedophile. Lots of gutwrenching emotional twists and turns, changing direction a half dozen times at least. Ellen Page plays the girl and is flat out amazing (the pregnant girl in Juno and Shadowcat, the girl who runs through walls, in X-men 3). The use of sound (ambient only, no music) and an advertising/music video HD closeup style with lots of manipulation of color do a lot to build and hold intensity.



Confirm. What he said.

99 on the skincrawlometer.

1:43 went by like about 5 minutes.

 
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October 13, 2008 7:19:28 am
 
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The Hustler--> A+

Paul Newman A+
Jackie Gleason A+
George C. Scott A+++++++++
Piper Laurie A+

I really didn't realize it was so downbeat. What a great movie.

 
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  juansamuel
 
October 14, 2008 12:14:28 am
 
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The Hustler--> A+

Paul Newman A+
Jackie Gleason A+
George C. Scott A+++++++++
Piper Laurie A+

I really didn't realize it was so downbeat. What a great movie.



There was a Paul Newman marathon on TCM yesterday. Watched Cool Hand Luke, and was starting to watching Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. I was too tired and had to go to bed, but I was so intrigued by the dialogue that it's going on my Netflix Queue.

 
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  auxlepli
 
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W. = D
Boring.
I haven't seen all of Oliver Stone's movies, but I'm more disappointed with this than any other movie I've seen of his.
The acting performances saved it from an F.
Thandie Newton's Condi was hilarious, but probably unintentionally so.

 
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  The Falconer
 
October 21, 2008 8:40:56 pm
 
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At the Theater
I Am Legend B+: Will Smith has to carry this movie all by himself like Tom Hands in Castaway. Solid, I was hoping for great.

Kite Runner A-: beautiful, my mom considers the book one of the best things she has read in many years.

Alien V Predator II C: Alien and Predator mayhem, I expected little and was left satisfied.

Cloverfield B-: I nearly barfed, only watched the screen about 50% of the time.

U2 3D A: If this is the future of concert movies I'm very excited. My U2 passion has faded a bit lately but I walked out of this pumped and totally jazzed about hearing the old classics.

There will be Blood! A: Worth seeing just for D-D. Lewis amazing performance. Each character he plays in movies has a distinct way of speaking. Based on a novella by Upton Sinclair or Sinclair Lewis--I forget which.

Savages A-: Fantastic acting about the difficult subject on a parent dying. Hard to watch at moments but also amusing in spots.

Jumper C+: Special effects are cool, very disappointing when I got 1/3 into the movie to discover they just stole the plot from another cult sci-fi movie.

Bank Job B-: Plot not as flashy or unbelievable as a lot of heist movies are these days. Enjoyable but not amazing.

Iron Man: A+ Everything an action/comic movie should be.

Baby Momma: B+ Good writing with some funny cameos.

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day: B- Amusing period comedy, nothing special but well executed.

Indiana Jones 4: A- just like the rest, fun if you don't take it too seriously

Son of Rambo: A very nice flick about two British kids trying to make their own Rambo-esque movie

Price Caspian: B Special effects good, pacing not so good.

Incredible Hulk: A

Kung Fu Panda: A

Wanted: B- I saw one head exploded by a bullet, seeing 20 didn't improve this movie.

OSS117: C+ French spoof on early Bond, not funny enough.

Animation Show 4: C meh

Gonzo: Life of Hunter S. Thompson B+

Hellboy A

Batman Man Dark Knight A+

Swing Vote C+ (free preview)

Get Smart C (I yawned during sections)

X-Files: B+ (still able to pull off scary and gross)

The Clone Wars B+

Tropic Thunder B

Towelhead: A+ Perhaps the best movie I've seen all year. Hard to watch at times.

Vicky, Christina, Barcelona: A- I enjoyed it.

Burn After Reading: B- out of the Cohen bros slapstick genre, my expectations were probably too high.

Appaloosa A- Well acted, Ed Harris and Vigo are a joy to watch, a bit slow in spots might not be as good on a small screen.

Religulous: B Some of the cuts were rather jarring.





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Watched on DVD:
I purchased the Coen Brothers box set.
Watched Raising Arizona
Blood Simple B+
Barton Fink: Very over-rated. C+
Miller's Crossing: Also over-rated B-

Interesting to watch their early movie (Blood Simple) and see a number of devices that were used more effectively in their latter movies. For example, the bumbling mistakes show up in Fargo where the guy forgets where he buried the money. Also the use of footsteps on a stairs and hallway show up in the hotel scene of No Country for Old Men. Frances McDormand is not great--she has clearly improved on a actress over the years.


 
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  Carz
 
October 31, 2008 3:12:28 pm
 
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Just got back from Zach and Miri Make a Porno. Typical Seth Rogan humor, which I like. Its dirty even by his standards. It was weird hearing Elizabeth Banks say all those dirty words.
I'll give it a B because I like Rogan movies.

 
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  Rasp
 
October 31, 2008 4:23:41 pm
 
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Just got back from Zach and Miri Make a Porno. Typical Seth Rogan humor, which I like. Its dirty even by his standards. It was weird hearing Elizabeth Banks say all those dirty words.
I'll give it a B because I like Rogan movies.



It's a Kevin Smith movie with Seth Rogan in it. Does that change anything?

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Damn, Raspie, you must have gotten a bad thing at the place that night. I loved this movie. A+



Sorry, I just didn't give a**** about any of the characters one way of the other. I said DDL did a great job, but I didn't care what happened to him one way or the other.

 
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October 31, 2008 5:14:08 pm
 
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Just got back from Zach and Miri Make a Porno. Typical Seth Rogan humor, which I like. Its dirty even by his standards. It was weird hearing Elizabeth Banks say all those dirty words.
I'll give it a B because I like Rogan movies.



It's a Kevin Smith movie with Seth Rogan in it. Does that change anything?

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Damn, Raspie, you must have gotten a bad thing at the place that night. I loved this movie. A+



Sorry, I just didn't give a**** about any of the characters one way of the other. I said DDL did a great job, but I didn't care what happened to him one way or the other.




Not really too familiar with who makes comedy films these days and who is just acting in them, so I don't know. Not as funny as Knocked up or Superbad(Rogan was in it, but not the star), but it had some good laughs. Im lucky that the wife is a good sport and will enjoy these kinds of films too.

 
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Sorry, I just didn't give a**** about any of the characters one way of the other. I said DDL did a great job, but I didn't care what happened to him one way or the other.



Is it a requirement for a good movie to have characters you care about in it?

 
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Beverly Hills Chihuahua: A

I'm a sucker for a dog movie anyhow. This was very cute and sweet with a good message about dog adoption and an anti dog fighting message to boot. Some laugh out loud visuals with the dog outfits and the sheer Beverly Hills excess.

The Grange: A New pub in Decatur owned by a bunch of Irish siblings. Yummy fish and chips, good international beer selection. The bar's interior is absolutely gorgeous with wood and tile floors.

Allagash White beer: A+ yummy!

 
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November 5, 2008 1:42:10 pm
 
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W. = D
Boring.
I haven't seen all of Oliver Stone's movies, but I'm more disappointed with this than any other movie I've seen of his.
The acting performances saved it from an F.
Thandie Newton's Condi was hilarious, but probably unintentionally so.



Saw this after voting yesterday and I enjoyed it. Not to be taken seriously, it's both hilarious and tragic. Some people walked out, some people didn't get it, and some people rolled on the floor. The scene where they're sitting around the table discussing the pros and cons of invading Iraq was like something out of Dr.Strangelove.


 
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My friend took a first date to Zach and Miri Make a Porno. What an idiot.
 
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November 8, 2008 8:19:18 pm
 
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Office Space--> B+

A little uneven, but nice jorb capturing corporate ennui. Several moments.




 
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November 9, 2008 10:11:54 pm
 
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The Big Heat-Fritz Lang thriller from 1953. Very intense and violent (off-camera). An actress I wasn't familiar with, Gloria Grahame, steals the show, but Glenn Ford and Lee Marvin are both good. And Young.
Good film noir. A

Careful Taxman--> Lots of smoking.

 
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November 10, 2008 12:57:49 am
 
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Into the Wild - B

Terrific soundtrack by Eddie Vedder. the cinematography and pace of the film are both outstanding. The acting, esp from Christine Keener, Hal Holbrook, and Emile Hirsch are all top notch. Here's the problem, the main character played by Hirsch, Christopher McCandless; is a first class narcisstic whiny annoying arsehole who basically killed himself by being stupid. This is a romanticized version of what really happened to McCandless in Alaska and that's cool. But when the main character is so ridiculous and unlikable its tough for the film to completely work. I recommend it because it well done and very pretty to look at. Sean Penn wrote and directed it so take that for what its worth. Great tunes. Vedder did an awesome jorb.


 
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November 10, 2008 1:16:24 am
 
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Into the Wild - B

Terrific soundtrack by Eddie Vedder. the cinematography and pace of the film are both outstanding. The acting, esp from Christine Keener, Hal Holbrook, and Emile Hirsch are all top notch. Here's the problem, the main character played by Hirsch, Christopher McCandless; is a first class narcisstic whiny annoying arsehole who basically killed himself by being stupid. This is a romanticized version of what really happened to McCandless in Alaska and that's cool. But when the main character is so ridiculous and unlikable its tough for the film to completely work. I recommend it because it well done and very pretty to look at. Sean Penn wrote and directed it so take that for what its worth. Great tunes. Vedder did an awesome jorb.




My mom felt the same way about it. I did not. I reviewed it somewhere in this thread.

 
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November 10, 2008 1:26:32 pm
 
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Deja Vu is a good movie.



I think.

 
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