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« Reply #2805 on: February 09, 2011, 02:02:45 PM »

Fnord--sounds beyond bizarre, may or may not check it out.  The last film I saw was Unthinkable with Samuel L Jackson in it.  Good film, but it lives up to its title...
.... pulp fiction?
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« Reply #2806 on: February 09, 2011, 03:38:09 PM »

Pulp Fiction was good (especially Jackson's portrayal of his hit man).  Usually don't appreciate Tarentino's work, but that one was good.  In Unthinkable Jackson plays a specialist--torture.  The film goes beyond what one would expect from sanctioned torture practices and even beyond illegal practices...the film deals with what is actually unthinkable when it comes to achieving what is right (by someone's standards) at the risk of others and who or who isn't guilty/responsible and so on ...I forget who directed or produced the film but its worth a viewing (be advised not a pleasant film to watch though...)
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« Reply #2807 on: February 09, 2011, 03:46:11 PM »

Usually don't appreciate Tarentino's work, but that one was good.  

Really? I really like what I've seen... Have you seen Inglorious Basterds? I thought that was brilliant.  afro
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« Reply #2808 on: February 09, 2011, 06:16:57 PM »

Here's the list of Tarentino films (including just minor things):
Reservoir Dogs-- cheers
True Romance  bangh
Natural Born  bangh
the stuff with El Mariachi sequel?confused  bangh
Jackie Brown  bangh
the vampire thing  bangh
Pulp  cheers
then I gave up--Kill Bill and all the other grinderhouse stuff just looks lame...sorry...think he's a two hit wonder and that's about it  (then again, I used to love Lynch too, but that went sour...)
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« Reply #2809 on: February 09, 2011, 06:40:07 PM »

I'd say Kill Bill are worth a try-- grand fun for me.  smiley Silly, but fun.

But-- Inglorious Basterds is great. Well worth watching. Particularly if you liked Pulp Fiction, I would say give it a go.  afro One of my favorite movies, actually.

Unfortunately, to tell you anything, I'd give a lot away.  grin

Some great acting though... Christoph Waltz totally deserved his Oscar, IMO. It is very Tarantino certainly, but it has a very different tone than Kill Bill 1/2.

(I think you mean From Dusk to Dawn by the vampire thing-- haven's seen that one.)
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« Reply #2810 on: February 09, 2011, 06:50:26 PM »

That's the one--"Dusk to Dawn"---not a big fan, If it means anything I've been leaning to Pan's Labrynth, The Devil's Backbone, actually liked Inception, and the classics: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and of course Jimmy Stewart's Harvey--very old school....
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« Reply #2811 on: February 09, 2011, 07:17:35 PM »

I'm told I have eclectic taste, so what I like generally doesn't help people decide if they'll like something grin. Bladerunner is my favorite movie, followed closely by Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Gigi, Inglorious Basterds, Dune, The Last Unicorn, Mrs. Miniver, and The Departed are all towards the top of my list.  rolleyes

I adored Pan's Labyrinth. (though I think that the reviewers pulled a dirty trick when they only gushed about how beautiful it was-- and never mentioned how god-awful brutal it is emotionally! I like warning!)

I've heard people complain about Inception, but I thought it was brilliant, too. And great effects, of course.  afro

Loved Harvey-- who doesn't like Harvey?

Absolutely hated The Good, the Bad and The Ugly-- yes, I know. But I generally don't do westerns, so I feel my opinion on the whole genre must be skewed, so don't pay any attention to me on that.   I think I saw them too early, and developed an allergy grin. That's one of my dad's favorites... Mom likes it too... in fact, now that I think of it, I think I am the only person I know to actively dislike it.  scratch

Haven't see The Devil's Backbone, I'm afraid.

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« Reply #2812 on: February 09, 2011, 07:38:13 PM »

I love The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. In fact, most Clint films are great.  Wink

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« Reply #2813 on: February 09, 2011, 08:01:24 PM »

I love The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. In fact, most Clint films are great.  Wink

Figured you would, Del.  smiley

As I said, I think that my opinion on this says nothing about the film-- totally a personal prejudice. That's the same with Tim Burton's Mars Attacks! -- I know if I'd seen it under different circumstances, I would have loved it, but I saw it at the age of nine, and it gave me nightmares for years. (apparently I have a thing about little green men, cause I know that was far from the scariest movie I saw at that age, but that one stuck with me.-- hell, I was three or four when I saw Terminator and I didn't get nightmares from that!)

 I think I can remember my dad making me watch part of The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, when I was around eight, and forcing a kid to see something they don't want to watch doesn't lead to them enjoying it...  rolleyes

I still avoid Mars Attacks!...  hiding   
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« Reply #2814 on: February 10, 2011, 02:43:29 AM »

I just got my new iPhone today!  cheers

The company pays for it, so I can now cancel my other phone.  dance

The downside, of course, is that I'm now expected to keep up with e-mail in my off hours. Oh, well.

Spent the evening playing Angry Birds instead of writing...  rolleyes
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« Reply #2815 on: February 10, 2011, 02:44:04 AM »

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ranks up there with the best films ever made, in my view. I saw it very soon after it came out and was bowled over. Didn't realise at the time that it was the music as much as anything that was doing it for me, but if you have Clint (love virtually all his films) and a score by Morricone (absolute favourite film music composer) then you can't go wrong. Other favourite films are Cinema Paradiso (also Morricone) and the Marx Brothers' A Night at the Opera plus a couple of other Sergio Leone / Morricone collaborations: the seminal Once Upon a Time in the West, and of course, Once Upon a Time in America, which features De Niro's best ever performance in my view. No time at all for Tarantino, I'm afraid.  scratch
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« Reply #2817 on: February 10, 2011, 01:34:39 PM »

In Unthinkable Jackson plays a specialist--torture.  The film goes beyond what one would expect from sanctioned torture practices and even beyond illegal practices...the film deals with what is actually unthinkable when it comes to achieving what is right (by someone's standards) at the risk of others and who or who isn't guilty/responsible and so on ...I forget who directed or produced the film but its worth a viewing (be advised not a pleasant film to watch though...)

I saw this movie a few months back and remember saying at work that I thought it was very Hitchcock is style - most of the brutal stuff is hinted at and not seen by the viewer, they just think they've seen it. Having said that there is one nasty scene...snip, snip.

Best film ever. 'Forbidden Planet.' Never tire of that one.
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« Reply #2818 on: February 10, 2011, 03:55:56 PM »

Best film ever. 'Forbidden Planet.' Never tire of that one.

wow--introduction of both Robby the Robot and Shakespeare in space (even though the Klingons have claimed him...) Cheesy
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« Reply #2819 on: February 11, 2011, 04:31:53 AM »

I watched The Last Exorcism last night, and found it rather unnerving in places; it's actually nice to watch a modern horror film that can do that, and doesn't rely on cheap jump scares or excessive gore to "scare" you.  In other news, I'm off to an art gallery in Cleethorpes on Sunday because a friend I work with has curated a 'mail art' exhibit - people posted empty envelopes (of different sizes/types) decorated however they wished, to my friend, and she's displaying them.  I'm intrigued to see what sort of crazy designs people have done!
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