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Postby Coppermine » Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:54 pm

And they are, followed by my opinion:

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN - Gay cowboys; probably the only one I'll skip. Not that there's anything wrong with that!

CAPOTE - In the queue

CRASH - Saw it; loved it

THE 40 YEAR-OLD VIRGIN - In the queue

GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK - In the queue

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE - In the queue

KING KONG - Will definitely see in the theater

MUNICH - More Speilberg ass kissing

THE SQUID AND THE WHALE - I liked him better in Dumb and Dumber

SYRIANA - In the queue
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:57 pm

THE 40 YEAR-OLD VIRGIN

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Postby WharfRat » Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:05 pm

I like my cowboys straight and shooting people, not making out with each other. :-P Although I can imagine the fun Jon Stewart will have with that title. Backside Mountain? ;-7

The only flick I've seen on that list is Good Night and Good Luck, which was tremendous, but the rest I plan on seeing sooner or later, except for Squid and the Whale, which I've never heard of. Capote looked GREAT, as a former journalist it definitely appealed to me.

Edit: and where is Batman Begins? booooo
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:09 pm

PlayingWithFire wrote:THE 40 YEAR-OLD VIRGIN

;-D


Yeah, great pick on their part even though I haven't seen it... basically because every other film is kind of art house, and the 40 year old virgin is a comedy... I can't wait until it arrives, it's listed as "short wait."
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Postby The_Met_Threat » Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:05 pm

Haven't seen a lot of those movies. 40 Year Old Virgin and Crash were really good. Haven't seen History of Violence, waiting till it gets on DVD.
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Postby Phatferd » Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:19 pm

Wedding Crashers is a lot better than 40 Year Old Virgin. It was still good, but doesn't hold Wedding Crashers jock, which IMO is even with some of the all time classics.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:19 pm

WharfRat wrote:I like my cowboys straight and shooting people, not making out with each other. :-P Although I can imagine the fun Jon Stewart will have with that title. Backside Mountain? ;-7

The only flick I've seen on that list is Good Night and Good Luck, which was tremendous, but the rest I plan on seeing sooner or later, except for Squid and the Whale, which I've never heard of. Capote looked GREAT, as a former journalist it definitely appealed to me.

Edit: and where is Batman Begins? booooo


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Postby Amazinz » Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:19 pm

Brokeback Mountain - A movie I wanted to dislike due to the context and subject matter but a truly great film even though it made me extremely uncomfortable at times. Wouldn't be surprised to see an Oscar nod for this one.

Crash - Didn't like this one too much. It had some great performances (Bullock blew me a way) but wasn't much of a "movie" and was extremely contrived. I feel like it gets overrated solely due to the subject matter.

40-YOV - Still laughing. This is already a comedy classic to me.

History of Violence - Awesome. On of the few movies I saw this year that lived up to the hype. Cronenberg at his best IMHO.

Haen't seen the rest. ;-)
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:24 pm

Phatferd wrote:Wedding Crashers is a lot better than 40 Year Old Virgin. It was still good, but doesn't hold Wedding Crashers jock, which IMO is even with some of the all time classics.


This I've heard from a lot of people, but I generally don't like taking people's words for it. I've heard great things about both movies thoug from various sources. In any case, I plan on seeing Wedding Crashers and 40 Year Old Virgin... until then, i shall consult THE TOMATOMETER!:
(And bear in mind, anything over 60% is pretty impressive for any comedy)

Wedding Crashers: 74%

The 40-Year-Old Virgin: 84%

OK, so many 40 Year Old Virgin is more "critic friendly" which really doesn't say anything about the enjoyment I'll get out of the movie. In any case, ...Virgin seems a little more original... while Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson usually equal a hilarious movie, Steve Carell has been producing comedy geniusness for years on The Daily Show.

It remains to be seen.
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Postby luckygehrig » Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:09 pm

I agree with most of you guys about A History of Violence. It was an awesome movie, however, the beginning and ending sucked. They dragged those out forever. I wish they would have gotten more into the action sooner. Sure, the very beginning at that motel was awesome, but then for the next like 1/2 hour, nothing! I still gotta give it 2 thumbs/5 stars/10 out of 10 etc etc...
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