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    ^Your forgetting the best part of the movie though.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Chesticles View Post
    ^Your forgetting the best part of the movie though.
    Meh. Not really that great. And not realistic.

    And as for its role in the film it only merely added to the guy falling onto the car roof after being shot. The filmakers scene usage to make us believe that Cruise was dangerous was easy, the said same didn't really hold for Cruise's emotional/etc hold over Fox. Fox could have run several times and we are meant to believe he couldn't for fear for his life. This just didn't hold up as the Cruise character didn't seem to make the Fox character feel truely trapped.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Duality View Post
    how many times have you watched this film (i know you have a huge boner for it as it was once part of your signature :keke?
    Ha, I saw it in theaters around five times I believe but nothing tops taking a bus trip to NYC to see it one of the first few days it was out. Great atmosphere to see it for the first time.
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    everything you wrote made complete sense. all of it. and upon reading it and recalling the movie i feel less compelled to describe it as weird.
    Awesome. I really took no offense to you calling it weird, I just thought that in itself was weird. Then again, I've had the opportunity to see it several times and to talk about it at length so that makes it a bit easier to collect my thoughts on it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Duality
    but, while you are right in your analysis, do you think the director would feel the same? movies are a business, and they're there to make money. this film can maybe be fully understood, at the level at which you're describing, by 5% of America. let alone in one viewing. idk it just seems like a shame that a director would put that much work and layers into his film for it to go unnoticed.
    Sure, but that's not really too much an issue. Studios really only make money on a small percentage of the films they release in a year and the bigger releases (like Transformers 2 this year) serve to make up the deficit caused by the smaller ones. This usually occurs because movies cost so much to make but Paul Thomas Anderson (director of There Will Be Blood) was able to make a nearly three hour film for a relatively low budget because, well, he's PT Anderson -- arguably the best craftsman of American films working today. Digital effects were minimized (almost everything was done practically) so the picture had a low enough budget that it actually made money when it was released. As for the message being lost, I don't think it would concern him too much. Directors such as Anderson have an inherent need to express something through their films and as long as the right people get it, they're usually satisfied. It's a bit of a trade-off in that regard -- they eschew world-wide notoriety in order to stay true to their own vision. Some compromises may be made with the studio, sure, but contemporary American directors like PT Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Darren Aronofsky, etc...usually can make the film they want to with little interference. Tarantino, of course, being a bit of an exception because he keeps making pictures for the Weinstein brothers but that's another story entirely.


     


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    Novo - French film about a guy that has personal interaction issues due to memory loss.

    Interesting film and I quite enjoyed it. I'm sure it would have been better if my French was beyond basic levels (I can buy a paper and ask for a pen....) as I feel that there was a lot lost in translation and cultural differences. But the exploration of the two lovers was fantastic and the way he had become a better person for his experience and was loved by all those around him yet was able to create a balance between his life before and his life now was key to the films success in my mind.


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    Transformers 2: 8/10

    Most poepel dont like the movie but I had a blast 2 hours long. Action, explosions and hot women what do you want more.


     


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    Quote Originally Posted by Achilles View Post
    Transformers 2: 8/10

    Most poepel dont like the movie but I had a blast 2 hours long. Action, explosions and hot women what do you want more.
    Plot, storyline, character development, witty dialogue...


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    I'm surprised you didn't think more of Collateral, Tim. If nothing else, Michael Mann proves he can compose action scenes better than 99% of the people doing them. That alone makes it a success.


     


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    I've just looked The fall: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460791/

    Great movie, real poetry. Just didn't like the end.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO0LYcCoeJY


     


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    Saw Transformers on its opening night.. dragged on and was not nearly as good as the first but I enjoyed. I wouldn't give it a great rating though. 6/10 just because the cgi was sick and good action.. other than that.. beh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Line View Post
    I'm surprised you didn't think more of Collateral, Tim. If nothing else, Michael Mann proves he can compose action scenes better than 99% of the people doing them. That alone makes it a success.
    I agree he does do action sequences well, as they were also set within a context and didn't diverge into the surreal or preternatural (oh yeh shooting a big guy with a gun will blow him clear across the room ). But I also felt that the film lacked a realistic tension and ominous intimidation that it needed to connect with the characters.

    But I didn't really like either of Mann's offerings with Jamie Fox; Collateral and Miami Vice. I'm not sure if it was Mann or Fox or both.


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    Bourne Supremacy..IMO its a great series


    The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all
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    will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference
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    Return to Oz - 8/10


    Lantana - 4.5/10 - the first australian film i hate.

    Flash Gordon - 9/10


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    Quote Originally Posted by FuManChu View Post
    Lantana - 4.5/10 - the first australian film i hate.
    You hate like a coward. Slap a 1 or a 2 on there like a true hater.


     


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    Just started watching Gran Torino. Go Clint!


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    Transformers 2 - 6/10
    (Not even close to as good as the first one)
    Knowing - 3/10
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    Gran Torino, 7.5/10
    Not a perfect movie but I enjoyed it immensely. At one point in time I laughed so hard that I spat out my drink, and then I cried like a bitch at the end, while laughing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Line View Post
    You hate like a coward. Slap a 1 or a 2 on there like a true hater.



    She really looks like someone set her face on fire and put it out with a bike chain.


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    I'm watching the xmen and spiderman trilogies. X2 shit on the first one, thats about all I have to say. Oh, and they could of made Gambet better in origins.


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