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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby wake » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:14 pm

I watched exactly half of Gerry but I decided to turn it off after watching a close-up shot of their faces as they walked for literally 5 straight minutes.

The director (Gus Van Sant) made a few recognizable movies like Good Will Hunting and Milk, but Gerry reminds me a lot of Elephant, another movie he directed about a school shooting. Both movies involve incredibly emotional sitautions, but yet the characters in the movies have almost no personality or emotion. In Gerry, they never seemed to care that they were lost and without water. There was one scene in which they were camping for the first night of being lost, and instead of panicking over being lost in the desert like most people would, Affleck went on a 5 minute spiel about some strategy video game. Personally, I don't see what the advantage to this style of directing is since I end up not caring about the characters.

On a side note, I also found the scene where Affleck was on the rock to be almost infuriating. First, if he got up there in the first place, he could've gotten down. Second, it would've been a four foot fall if he just sat on the edge of the rock and dropped, let alone if he hanged by his arms. Instead he actually did a vertical jump off the thing. Finally, I don't really want to watch Matt Damon collect dirt for 20 minutes.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Amazinz » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:29 pm

Watched RocknRolla tonight. 7/10. I was a little wary after Revolver, which tried to hard to be clever and had little substance. This one definitely lived up to the good reviews I read and is on par with Snatch IMHO. If you liked Snatch and Lock, Stock... then you'll like this one a lot too.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby phillyphan12 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:48 am

Juice- 8/10

Tupac is one bad dude in this film, definately worth watchin if your a fan of him. ;-D
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby DbacksRback » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:41 am

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 8/10. I thought i was great ;-D
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Art Vandelay » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:55 am

phillyphan12 wrote:Juice- 8/10

Tupac is one bad dude in this film, definately worth watchin if your a fan of him. ;-D

One of my all-time favorites! I still quote this movie from time to time, much to my wife's confusion. "Why'd you just call me Raheem?"
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:59 am

The Savages Laura Linney and Phillip Seymour Hoffman play siblings who's dad is suffering from dementia and decide to put him in a home. pretty depressing with a few dark humory bits...really makes me hope my own parents dont become incapacitatied in that way
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby J35J » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:26 pm

I've got no desire to see The Wrestler either.... I saw Amazinz or Mookie say that earlier, just thought I would agree with whoever said that.

Saw Jarheads for the first time last night....8.5/10 Solid flick.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:38 pm

J35J wrote:I've got no desire to see The Wrestler either.... I saw Amazinz or Mookie say that earlier, just thought I would agree with whoever said that.



You are agreeing with Mookie and disagreeing with Amazinz. :-]
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Amazinz » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:47 pm

I never said you should have desire to see the movie. }:-)
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby mweir145 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:07 pm

The Wrestler is a great movie, BTW. I don't know anybody that has seen it that hasn't liked it.
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