What DVDs should I rent?

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Post by Mark in Vancouver » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:47 am

At Xmas, I gave a friend a box set of Almodovar movies. The same friend came out to the suburbs last week for my birthday and I saw All About My Mother for the first time. He left the box set here and I just watched it again.

It won the best foreign picture oscar in 1999. It's as clever and sophisticated and well shot as any European film I've ever seen - and I've seen the odd one. Just fantastic. Multi-layered, funny, sad, luxurious...

The byline says: "Part of every woman is a mother/actress/saint/sinner. And part of every man is a woman." That does nothing to prepare you. I think this will be Almodovar's masterpiece, but I hope he outdoes himself.

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Post by Dave C » Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:59 pm

I've always liked Adam Sandler, though some of his movies are pretty hard to take. But Reign Over Me is a pretty good one & a departure from his normal stuff.

I also just watched We Were Soldiers. Wow, that's a pretty damned gruesome depiction of war. Quite a movie.

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Post by Morpheus » Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:02 pm

We were soldiers is a great movie!!

"What are you a god damn weatherman???" :lol:

Although I teared up at the end... When they scroll the list of casualties it always gets me.. Black Hawk Down does the same thing.
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Post by Martin Thoene » Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:38 pm

Gone Baby Gone...........Written and directed by Ben Aflick......witty script, excellent acting and a nice moral dilemna twist near the end.

We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Post by Pilze » Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:57 pm

Check out Stargate: The Ark of Truth

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Post by Ken » Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:16 pm

Pilze wrote:Check out Stargate: The Ark of Truth
I think you'd have to be a hardcore Stargate fan to appreciate that movie. Most people wouldn't have a clue what's going on.
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Post by Mark in Vancouver » Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:58 am

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Mark in Vancouver wrote:Sticky!
Wet Wipes.

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Post by Ken » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:23 am

I finally saw Letters from Iwo Jima which I thought was very good. On the flip side, don't bother with Flags of our Fathers which really sucked, IMO.

This probably goes without saying but if you rent Letters, promise to watch it with the Japanese soundtrack and subtitles. Dubbing works great for bad monster movies but that's about the only time it works.
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Post by Dave C » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:05 am

Ken wrote:I finally saw Letters from Iwo Jima which I thought was very good. On the flip side, don't bother with Flags of our Fathers which really sucked, IMO.
I agree. I didn't care much for the Flags movie.

I just saw City of God. Liked it a lot. Interesting with respect to the current discussion about British youth.

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Post by Morpheus » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:34 am

I don't know if its been mentioned in this thread yet... But the lady made me watch Juno the other day... And surprisingly I thought it was a fantastic movie.
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Post by Ken » Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:40 pm

Morpheus wrote:I don't know if its been mentioned in this thread yet... But the lady made me watch Juno the other day... And surprisingly I thought it was a fantastic movie.
My wife, my son and I all thought it was particularly boring. Not exactly bad but really boring. Some of the acting was very good but it wasn't enough to carry the movie.
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Post by Dave C » Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:06 pm

Morpheus wrote:But the lady made me watch Juno the other day... And surprisingly I thought it was a fantastic movie.
I liked it too. Ellen Page was pretty good in Hard Candy too. Totally different type of flick.

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Post by Martin Thoene » Sun May 04, 2008 7:05 pm

Just watched Juno this afternoon. I liked it.

Saw There Will Be Blood with Daniel Day-Lewis last night. Excellent movie and his acting was awesome.

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Post by Dave C » Sun May 04, 2008 10:44 pm

Just watched Donnie Darko again tonight. What a fantastic trip.

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