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Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:02 am
by Ken
Martin Thoene wrote:Rented "Burn After Reading" too. LMAO! It has some blow your hair back shocks that you don't see coming too. Excellent stuff!
Glad to hear it cuz that's what we're watching tonight.

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:10 pm
by Ken
Martin Thoene wrote:It has some blow your hair back shocks that you don't see coming too.
Holy crap! You weren't kidding.

One should never underestimate the Coen brothers. :)

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:14 pm
by Martin Thoene
You enjoyed it? I thought Brad Pitt was freakin' hilarious.


Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:20 pm
by Martin Thoene
Got to recommend Tortured starring Cole Hauser, Laurence Fishburne and James Cromwell. It does contain some harrowing torture scenes which are pretty yucky, but has a twist you don't see coming.


Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:49 pm
by Martin Thoene
Just watched Eagle Eye.

I just found out that not owning a cellphone has great advantages I never even considered. I just love not being contactable at times.

Great all-action movie.


Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:08 pm
by icecube
maybe it has been posted about this movie but i would like to say it again,
watch wrong turn 1 ,wrong turn 2,
and all the five parts of SAW,
these are some freakin movies,
BEWARE:after watching these movies you may not be able to eat for a day or so

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:13 pm
by Martin Thoene
88 minutes with Al Pacino.......awesome!


Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:07 am
by Mark in Vancouver
I watched Burn After Reading tonight and thought... I didn't hate it. But the Brothers Coen desperately need to find a new formula. It was like The Fargo Variations. It had one single shocking scene and the shock was unpleasant and without warning.

The actors are all good, and the story is passable (not captivating) but I don't know... There's something about Coen movies... It's like the whole enjoyment is knowing that you're being set up for a twist ending. But you know this going in... Not my cup of tea.

Worse still, with great performances by the women leads, none of the women characters' side stories are concluded. The Clooney side story ends as a cheap gag. Cinema should not rely on films that "have their moments."

Far more enjoyable and surprising was the documentary A Man Named Pearl, about a crazy South Carolina topiary addict. It was understated and surprisingly uplifting - but also a happy, weird portrait of rural SC life. And the character studies were not forced...

Ken, or someone near to South Carolina has to pay this guy's garden a visit. It looks truly strange. I'm no fan of topiary, but Pearl Fryar has gone way beyond the carved bush.

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:37 am
by austenjonesufg

Its a very funny question?I think a DVD should be rent as your choice

b'coz feeling are own.......


Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:49 pm
by Mark in Vancouver
For the most part I agree with this (except Alien), although I have not seen a number of these. Good geek graphics though...


Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:13 pm
by 55gal
My favorate are...
- BLUE VELVET - really wackey and intense!
- DUDES - 4 friends go camping, how many return?
- THE RIVERS EDGE - yes it's got Ka-nu-nu Reeves but he buys his pot from Dennis Hooper.(he is playing the same charcter here as almost all of his movies)-"yes she's dead but john is still alive!"
- BAD TASTE - british oddball alien invasion fun. "i'm a derek and deriks don't die."
- BRAZIL - gotta love Robert Dinero before i knew who he was.
And lots allready listed.

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:10 pm
by Mark in Vancouver
I saw Religulous last night, and it's rather good fun. Worth a rental, anyway.

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:56 pm
by Dave C
Just finished watching Milk. Penn was amazing as usual. Powerful movie, sad that shit like that happened. Gotta be embarrassing for some to relive those days. Last week I saw W. Josh Brolin sure is playing some assholes these days. Great actor though, assuming he's not an asshole.

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:12 pm
by Mark in Vancouver
Haven't seen Milk yet - still eschewing cinemas... But I suspect The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) would make a good, if perhaps redundant and oppressive, documentary to watch afterward. One can only assume that everyone involved with Milk studied that documentary closely. It stands alone as a great doc.

Awaiting DVD release...

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:09 pm
by Martin Thoene
Just watched Religulous......liked it. Very funny.

Loved some of the deer in the headlights reactions to certain questions.

The priest outside the Vatican was good value.