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Postby barrybrooks8 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:08 pm

I think I would give Hamlet 2 a 4/10.
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Postby Cinemanolis » Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:03 am

Hamlet 2

5/10

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Postby Reza » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:08 pm

Big Magilla wrote:In the meantime I am going through the Murnau, Borzage and Fox collection on DVD.

It is on my list to buy....rather steep price on Amazon...but I suppose worth buying even though I have on video Sunrise, Seventh Heaven, Street Angel, The River and Lucky Star....all dupes.


Nights in Rodanthe (George C Wolfe, 2008) 6/10

The film is nothing special ofcourse but what a pleasure to see the star power of Gere and especially Lane (how badly she has aged...those frightning closeups of her wrinkles....yet she remains so sexy) going through the motions. It is not unlike the star power of Grant and Bergman in an equal piece of fluff...Indiscreet (1958).




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Postby Big Magilla » Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:26 pm

I'm still fighting a cold, which is keeping me from the serious driving necessary to take in Milk and Slumdog Millionaire which I hope to see in the next couple of days. In the meantime I am going through the Murnau, Borzage and Fox collection on DVD.

I've already seen Sunrise, which gets better with every viewing and remains 10 out of 10, the Murnau, Borzage and Fox documentary, which is 8 or 9 out of 10 for information and what is apparently all that is left of Borzage's The River and have watched part of Borzage's quintessential Lucky Star, which so far is right up there with his more famous Janet Gaynor-Charles Farrell classics, 7th Heaven and Street Angel.

Incidentally the Fox in Murnau, Borzage and Fox is not the studio, but William Fox, the mogul behind behind the studio.
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Postby Sabin » Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:06 pm

Frost/Nixon
6/10

The problem is Morgan, not Howard. I just like this kind of thing. It's my kind of summer blockbuster. Has nothing to say about Nixon or Frost.

/The Dark Knight/
7.5 or 8/10
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Postby Penelope » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:37 pm

The Desert of the Tartars (1976; Valerio Zurlini) 8/10

In 1907, a young military officer (Jacques Perrin) from an unnamed empire is assigned to an isolated fortress at the frontier, where the soldiers wait and wait and wait for the unseen enemy to attack. A meditative study, which will either thrill you or bore you to tears; I lean towards the former.
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Postby dreaMaker » Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:25 pm

Kung Fu Panda

8.5/10

I adored it!

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Postby dreaMaker » Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:23 pm

The Fall (2006)
7/10
Interesting.
The girl is amazing.

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Postby Damien » Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:46 am

I saw Fanfan la Tulipe (1952) two years ago when it played at Film Forum here in New York. It truly i a delightful movie. Light-hearted, fun and clever, it's a real soufflé, and is sly without (almost miraculously) never becoming coy. It's very funny, very joyful, very exuberant and Gerard Philipe remarkably charming and charismatic.

(For those unfamiliar with the picture, it was directed by Christian-Jaque -- a "Tradition of Quality" filmmaker -- and is a tongue-in-cheek swashbuckler set in 18th century France. Because of its mischievous and saucy tone, I have to believe it was an influence on Tony Richardson and John Osborne when they made Tom Jones -- but it is much, much better thasn that dated and labored comedy.)
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Postby Big Magilla » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:38 pm

For me it was the right film at the right time. It really does look and sound great on Blu-ray.

Its mournfulness, alas, didn't do anything to make me feel better. That took Fanfan la Tulipe, a total charmer which I finally caught up with on the Criterion DVD 55 years having been amused by the film's title when it was first advertised in U.S. newspapers as Fan-Fan the Tulip which made it seem like something very naughty in my ten year-old world.
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Postby Eric » Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:06 pm

Damien wrote:Am I the only one to think that Dark Knight was neither great nor terrible, simply just fairly mediocre?

I'm about here, though I'd go slightly above "mediocre," because it isn't the pitiable mess that Batman Begins was. Plus this one was far more about urban panic than anything else, which I can dig.

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Postby inky » Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:13 pm

All About Women (Tsui Hark's new film) - 6/10
Quarantine - 3.5/10

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Postby Cinemanolis » Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:36 pm

Journey to the Center of the Earth 5/10
My Mom's New Boyfriend 2/10 (i couldn't avoid it, it was in the airplane)
Waltz with Balshir 8/10

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Postby Sabin » Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:50 pm

Next year I want to put on a Sarah Palin costume with Joker makeup and go as 2008.
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Postby dws1982 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:33 pm

Damien wrote:Am I the only one to think that Dark Knight was neither great nor terrible, simply just fairly mediocre?

I think I'm just the only one who hasn't even watched it yet. Will get to it on Blu-Ray I guess.

I don't like superhero movies and I'm not much a fan of anyone involved in the production, and there's thousands of other movies I'd rather watch first. And I think my least favorite thing of the year was all of those nerds (and there were several, especially around Halloween) who dressed up like Heath Ledger's Joker put up pictures on their Facebooks and Myspaces.




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