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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby jfg » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:48 pm

Rushmore is my #1, Mulholland Drive is a close second. You need to go into it without any knowledge and be totally confused at the end, then watch it again, and make your own judgments. Then, go on the internet and read other people's thoughts, then watch it again. Or just watch it once, and sit back and enjoy the characters and visuals.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby thedude » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:12 pm

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j24jags wrote:Mulholland Drive: Unrankable/10
If I had to put a # on it: 8.5/10

This movie will evoke very strong emotions, and thus it has several very strong positives and very strong negatives. I'll bash it first before praising it. No matter how smart you think you are, no matter how many other psychological/mystery/thrillers you have seen, if you have no help, upon viewing this movie once, you will have no idea what happened. That is a pretty big negative. However, after reading several different reviews, and doing some searches on it, I feel that I have pieced it together and have an excellent idea of the plot/themes/meaning/etc. I heard that if you buy the DVD, David Finch (insane director) gives ten hints on how to unlock/decipher/understand the movie. Finch does an excellent job with this (He was nominated for Best Director in the Oscars in 2002 for it). I expect that it would be much clearer if I rewatched the film having seen those hints, but all in all it is a movie that keeps you thinking, and you get to see Naomi Watts/Laura Harring topless :-L ... together :-L :-L ;-D


yeah i need to see this...most Lynch movies confuse the hell out of me anyway



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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby j24jags » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:29 pm

jfg wrote:Rushmore is my #1, Mulholland Drive is a close second. You need to go into it without any knowledge and be totally confused at the end, then watch it again, and make your own judgments. Then, go on the internet and read other people's thoughts, then watch it again. Or just watch it once, and sit back and enjoy the characters and visuals.

I haven't seen Rushmore, I'll have to check it out.

Lynch is a crazy/insane guy, but the guy is a genius.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:25 pm

thedude wrote:
Dan Lambskin wrote:
j24jags wrote:Mulholland Drive: Unrankable/10
If I had to put a # on it: 8.5/10

This movie will evoke very strong emotions, and thus it has several very strong positives and very strong negatives. I'll bash it first before praising it. No matter how smart you think you are, no matter how many other psychological/mystery/thrillers you have seen, if you have no help, upon viewing this movie once, you will have no idea what happened. That is a pretty big negative. However, after reading several different reviews, and doing some searches on it, I feel that I have pieced it together and have an excellent idea of the plot/themes/meaning/etc. I heard that if you buy the DVD, David Finch (insane director) gives ten hints on how to unlock/decipher/understand the movie. Finch does an excellent job with this (He was nominated for Best Director in the Oscars in 2002 for it). I expect that it would be much clearer if I rewatched the film having seen those hints, but all in all it is a movie that keeps you thinking, and you get to see Naomi Watts/Laura Harring topless :-L ... together :-L :-L ;-D


yeah i need to see this...most Lynch movies confuse the hell out of me anyway


i dont think i've seen that one either...Blue Velvet and Eraserhead i know i've seen


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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby jlm53089 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:17 pm

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AussieDodger wrote:
jlm53089 wrote:Alice in Wonderland.
9.5/10
I really really liked this movie but a few scenes kept it from perfection.


Not enough toking? :-?


My first thought too. :-b



Actually plenty of toking, its one of those movies that shrooms would freak you out if you did em and saw it.
But I feel like it would be pretty sweet in 3D
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby jfg » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:25 pm

I didn't know it wasn't a straight adaptation of the book going in. It wasn't bad, but I think I would have liked it better if it was just Alice in Wonderland. The IMax 3D was amazing though, I thought it was really cool how they did a Wizard of Oz effect between the real world and Wonderland with the 3D. Without the 3D I think the movie would lose a lot of it's charm so watching it on Bluray or DVD isn't going to be the same experience. A lot of times I found myself admiring the visuals and forgetting about the story since it was kind of forgetable. I'd give the movie at least 2.5/5 just for the 3D effects but without them, it would probably drop down to 1.5/5.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Neato Torpedo » Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:37 am

Gamer - 7/10 - I came in expecting a suckfest but it has Michael C. Hall and Gerard Butler in it so I decided to watch it. I was in the mood for mindless, completely non-thinky stuff, and Gamer delivered. Still, the action scenes were poorly shot and the blood effects were hilariously bad. Also loses points for having probably the most inexplicably out of place song and dance number in the history of film, but gains points for having Michael C. Hall and Gerard Butler in it. Also gains points because I wen back to that dance number afterwards and it was hilarious.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Dan Lambskin » Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:09 am

The Informant! meh...
6/10
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby teddy ballgame » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:01 pm

I was on a bit of a Lynch kick after I watched through Twin Peaks, which was great. I really liked Mulholland Drive, next I would put Lost Highway (Mystery Man is one of the creepiest characters ever), and then Blue Velvet.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby jfg » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:22 pm

I'm a huge fan of Blue Velvet and obviously Mulholland Dr.... I still have not seen Lost Highway. I give myself 3 :-t
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