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Re: Cinema

Post by Chroelle » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:04

I watched Django the other day and I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT. Except for Christoph Waltz last remark - that was not Tarantinos best writing. I wanted something better.

Loved how everyone played in the movie - except IRONICALLY - Mr. Tarantino himself. I thought that was his worst performance so far.
But this was my movieexperience of the year - not calendar-year but duration.

Now lets all get excited about the Oscars tonight!
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Re: Cinema

Post by eMTe » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:20

I still dislike Tarantino. Not because of what he does, but what he does not.

I fail to understand why the guy who has such a deep knowledge about cinema doesn't want to make a serious movie. I know he's been caught in a sort of "zeitgeist trap" which prompts him to develop movies full of cynicism, irony and genre self-references, but I still believe he can do better.

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Re: Cinema

Post by Pater Alf » Thu Feb 28, 2013 0:09

Silver Linings
A romantic comedy about two people with mental illnesses. Doesn't work for me at all. Every single character in this movie is highly dislikable (maybe except the female main protagonist) and 90% of the time people are yelling at each other. That movie really got on my nerves. And as much as I like Jennifer Lawrence, there is no way that you can give her an Oscar for this perfomance instead of Emmanuelle Riva. The academy must be crazy... :shock:



The Impossible
A movie about a family that survived the great South Asian tsunami in 2004. Could have easily become pathetic and soppy, but this one is surprisingly good. Especially the tsunami scenes were so intense that it was nearly physical painful to even watch them. It's hard to believe that this is a real story, but probably there are hundreds like this which could be told (even if most of them probly wouldn't have a happy end).

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Post by Chroelle » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:48

The impossible got hammered by the critics in Denmark. Most thought it was a bit too AMERICAN - and not enough Asian. Meaning that they centered too much on the GREAT AMAERICAN FAMILY who has to go through so much hardship on their vacation. (And thereby leaving out the many tragic stories of people loosing everything, homes, familymembers and belongings.) I haven't seen it yet, but I am afraid I wont be able to look past that once I get the chance.
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Post by Pater Alf » Thu Feb 28, 2013 13:25

Well, it got very mixed critics here as well (e.g. in my town it was movieof the month in one magazine and got a rating of 1/5 in another). And if it got bad critics, the fact that it centered around an American family was always one of the main points. To be honest, I can't understand it. The story that is told is more or less a universal one, about life, death, hope and the will to survive. Nationality doesn't matter that much for the story. As I said in my other post, you could tell thousands of stories about the tsunami (and I'm sure they will in other movies), but in my eyes that fact that they chose to tell the story of a tourist family (who is in fact Spanish and not American) doesn't make the movie less powerful or impressive (at least from a cineatic point of view).

It's a bit like saying that "Schindler's List" is a bad movie, because it's centered on the German industrial and not on the jews who lost everything during World War II.
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Re: Cinema

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Post by Chroelle » Sat Mar 02, 2013 15:06

I think most people are confused by the not-spanish actors playing the Spanish family. :)
But I have to say that I still cannot seem to find the interest to watch it - andI might very well be influenced by the bad press on this one. It could be good, it could actually be great, but as long as I think there is a chance I will agree with the critics - I probably wont go see it. :)
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Re: Cinema

Post by Pater Alf » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:24

Take this Waltz
A woman torn between two man. Seen ahundred times before in other movies, so there's nothing much to say about this one. Except that it is well written, has some very good scenes when it comes to camera work and editing and also has excellent actors. Michelle Williams is more and more becoming one of my favourite actresses. Would have never expected that when I first saw her in "Dawson's Creek" years ago.

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Post by Scythe » Sat Mar 16, 2013 19:12

I just came back from Cloud Atlas and I am STOKED! I can't believe we had to wait almost half a year to get this to Denmark. This movie has almost everything that would make it a movie I'd hate. But, but, but.... I FREAKING LOVED IT! If only every movie that came out of the big budget Hollywood Machine could be something as surprising, as touching and as engaging as this.

So yeah, it kinda bombed in the US, and almost every single critic is blabbering about how it "tries and fails" and how using the same actors dolled up to other races, other sexes, other whatevers only elicits laughs. Man, do I disagree. This is the best movie I have seen in a very, very, VERY long time.

I'm sure my mind will work on it all day and night until I can get it for home cinema and watch it many more times.

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Re: Cinema

Post by eMTe » Wed Mar 20, 2013 23:21

Certain colleague from work who I hate praises Cloud Atlas, so I decided to hate the movie also.

Now I have scruples. :ninja:
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Re: Cinema

Post by Scythe » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:44

You just have the same reaction that I do when certain people praise movies. There are a number of movies that I've yet to watch based on this alone. I'll never know if I'm missing out. :)

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Post by eMTe » Thu Mar 21, 2013 23:58

Scythe wrote:There are a number of movies that I've yet to watch based on this alone.
This seems to be good way of saving much fun for later. 8)
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Post by Scythe » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:30

But later doesn't always come.

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Re: Cinema

Post by eMTe » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:48

Then you are clearly not aware of my personal rule.

I never read book, play game, watch movie or listen to record, before two years pass from when I first heard about them. Two years is random choice, so it can be extended or shortened. Such an approach allows me to experience work of art without caring about the media and social context.

I first heard that Cloud Atlas is a great movie in autumn 2012, so September 2014 appears to be good time to watch it. 8)
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Re: Cinema

Post by Scythe » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:48

Sounds like a bookkeeping nigtmare.

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Re: Cinema

Post by eMTe » Fri Mar 22, 2013 23:45

It's not THAT serious. :D

Many years ago I noticed that I have trouble with staying in touch with all new trends, movie and book premieres etc. So I adopted this quirk as personal philosophy. It sort of came naturally. 8)
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Re: Cinema

Post by Scythe » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:39

I forgot to add a smiley to show how sincere I was.

Anyway, I stay in touch with all that, I just like being contrary. If people praise something, my gut reaction is to hate it. Of course I often find reasons to hate it when I eventually do watch one of those movies.

I'm still going to watch Cloud Atlas an obsessive number of times when I get the Blu-ray.

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Re: Cinema

Post by Zyx » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:29

Because I've been having the flu, I've been watching some movies lately - mostly movies that Netflix thought I might enjoy. So, I've watched two biographies of 20th century personalities, The Aviator and The Notorious Bettie Page. Two dark comedies, Stranger than Fiction and Broken Flowers. And one mockumentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop.

Surprisingly enough, The Notorious Bettie Page was the most boring of these.
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Re: Cinema

Post by eMTe » Sun Mar 24, 2013 23:17

Bettie Page is no rival for Kay Parker.
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Re: Cinema

Post by Pater Alf » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:24

Life of Pi
I was completely not interested in this movie, but some friends told me I should watch it and so I finally went. I wasn't bored and don't regret spending the money, but great special effects and camera work can't hide the fact, that the told story is so completely unbelievable, that it's hard to get emotionally involved. In the end there's a surprising twist that changes things, but it comes to late (at least for me) and even when you think about it afterwards, it still leaves some open questions.

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