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by Dave C
Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:45 pm
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The booze & self-pity are flowing at the Kadar residence tonight.
by Dave C
Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:48 pm
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I don't understand why you show so much interest in discussing the lives of others but so little empathy. Don't worry about my life, it suits me fine. As I'm sure yours suits you, though it's hard to tell the way you complain about every minute facet. fwiw I was in line for passport renewal for 3 ho...
by Dave C
Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:52 pm
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I just watched Cool Hand Luke. I've seen bits & pieces of it before but never the full movie. What a great flick. Kind of a combo Papillon/One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. Newman was great. Sad movie though.
by Dave C
Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:16 pm
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It's hard to compare two different movies like The Illusionist & The Prestige. They're similar in that they both involve magicians so there are sleight of hand types of maneuvers in the plot but that's where the similarity ends. I just watched & loved The Illusionist. Edward Norton does a great job ...
by Dave C
Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:32 am
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Well I loved The Prestige so it will be interesting to compare the two.
by Dave C
Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:15 am
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Has anyone seen The Illusionist? Any good?
by Dave C
Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:10 am
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Certainly the basis of the movie is in the same genre, but there's a whole lot more going on for those who can see. Do tell. I certainly saw more potential themes in the movie then I stated... man's indifference & negative influence on the environment... a possible connection re: the virus that was...
by Dave C
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:51 pm
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And most ironically, maybe, is your comment about the movie being bent on portraying Americans in a very bad light. Not ironic at all. I have no problem at all with Americans. I do have a problem with their govt au jour. My goal was not to knock a movie that you liked or try & convince you that you...
by Dave C
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:27 pm
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I'll give you the quality CGI & the quick appearance of the fish but other then that I didn't find many redeeming qualities to this movie. It's not the Korean humor, which is something you need to get used to, but I think most was lost in the translation. I just didn't see much to the story beyond a...
by Dave C
Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:17 pm
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Yeah, the amnesia gas was a bit of a stretch. I've got a copy of the Host and will get to it when I'm done watching Letters from Iwo Jima. Let you know what I think. I have to say I can't see how it can rise above the Anaconda/Snakes on the Plane type of flick but I'll keep an open mind.
by Dave C
Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:31 pm
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I loved Apocalypse Now Redux. I just watched The Lathe of Heaven. The original 1980 version. Very low budget flick. Originally on PBS and never made it to video because it had a Beatles song on it & they didn't want to pay the royalties. They dubbed over it with a cover version & made a tape from a ...
by Dave C
Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:50 pm
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I watched Logan's Run again expecting to hate it & it was still good. So was THX 1138. Maybe I should rent Phantom of the Paradise. Ha ha ha. That movie has the distinction of doing very well only in Winnipeg (and possible Paris, though that's unsubstantiated).
by Dave C
Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:42 pm
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btw, I watched & really liked The Quiet Earth. Turns out it's written by a guy named Craig Harrison from New Zealand. It's long out of print & had a very short run to begin with so I couldn't find it anywhere. Then I stumbled across a thread on a movie site where some guy in NZ has the book & is wil...
by Dave C
Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:37 pm
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Few movies lived up to the book. From what I understand Malkovich's character (Basie) is much toned down from the book & is really just an opportunistic American. The movie is worth watching just to see Christian Bale IMO. And 1941 China a la Spielberg is something to see.
by Dave C
Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:07 am
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I watched Empire of the Sun last night. Great movie. First role for Christian Bale at 13 and he basically IS the movie... pretty much in every scene. And the scenery is amazing. Also a first for Ben Stiller albeit a much smaller role.