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deep

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Originally posted by nleye10d1


Oh yeah, I can turn left! I'm such a good NASCAR driver.

how humliating must it be to be the guy who drives the car sponsored by viagra
 
In theatres:

Changing Lanes

It's not quite the knock down drag out fight that it's being marketed as. It's a film that shows people at odds with what has happened to them, and what they are doing to get even. Calling it a morality tale isn't quite right, as it shows Affleck and Jackson being idiots and being very aware of what they are doing, and how wrong it is. The ways they get even with each other is nicely information age (nasty voice mails, creamation of each others lives electronically, destruction of each other's reputations in front of those that they care about). But the best part of the film is the fact that it openly acknowledges that the world around them is not encouraging people to do the right thing, and that the people who do encourage the right, just thing to do are in the minority. Even the main characters mean to do well, but are misguided. I don't think much of the moviegoing audience as a whole is going to get this out of the film. It is quite good and worth seeing, but it's a fuck of a lot more deeper than anything a popcorn, dying to see Spiderman brain candy public can digest.

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tommysmalls

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pi is a pile of techno babble bullshit....it mighta looked good, but it was a totally transparent film....highly disappointing
 
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deep

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Originally posted by tommysmalls
pi is a pile of techno babble bullshit....it mighta looked good, but it was a totally transparent film....highly disappointing

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trinitydub

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Originally posted by tommysmalls
pi is a pile of techno babble bullshit....it mighta looked good, but it was a totally transparent film....highly disappointing

Well Aronofsky managed to pull of the whole psychological torture motif without being cheesy and remaining true to the film's goal the whole way through.

I'd like to see someone here try the same thing on an equivalent budget.

Disappointing? I think not.
JC
 

teknikal

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Originally posted by afterglow

Gangster No. 1

Good pick! Generally, I get bored of mobster movies because a lot of them are similar in plot lines and characters, just different actors and different scenery.

But this one was good.... really fucking disturbing, but good.

The actor who plays young gangster is SCARY! Great acting.
 
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Originally posted by -Explicit-
Rent the movie BROTHER!!

if you like gangster movies this one is awesome!!

Beat Takeshi is always a sure bet. Fireworks, Violent Cop, Boiling Point and his work in Battle Royale are great. Good pick, great dvd.

Eric Bana in Chopper is incredible. The biography of Australia's best selling author Mark "Chopper" Read is astonishing as it is (at times) inspiring. It's one of my current favorites.

From the Ministry of should watch it soon again (both Brother and Chopper)

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teknikal

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Originally posted by Spiritual_Thang


Is it a BRITISH Gangster Movie tho? I'm only in it for the accents.

yeah, the british gangster movies are always more fun. i like trying to decipher the slang. :cool:
 

Spiritual_Thang

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Originally posted by teknikal


yeah, the british gangster movies are always more fun. i like trying to decipher the slang. :cool:

Totally agree! Those accents make everythin more funny. Lock, Stock/Snatch wouldnt have been nearly as good if they were all American. And I love doin the cockney accents afterwards.

Fav British Films in last while: (or Irish/Scottish)

Sexy Beast
East Is East (funniest film ever)
Billy Elliott
Lock Stock
Croupier
Human Traffic
 
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Originally posted by Spiritual_Thang

Lock Stock

They actually had a television series that wasn't too bad. Was kinda short lived but quite entertaining.

Other British Gangster flicks:

The Italian Job (Michael Caine - solid work)
I Went Down (funny as fucking hell)
Face (Robert Carlyle in a gangster film by the director of Priest. Damon Alburn of blur is in it and gets appropriately blown away nicely)
The General (solid irish Gangster flick)
The Krays (Spandau Ballet's - yes, the group that sang True - in a tour de force about twin brother gangsters that ruled the 70's British crime scene)
Shopping (has Jude Law in an early role of juvenile delinquency. Great early 90's soundtrack and extremely well shot)
Ordinary Decent Criminal (stars Kevin Spacey as true life Irish mobster. Very good, and has yet to be released here)
51st State (Samuel L. Jackson emmigrates to the UK, and runs amuck with criminal types. Should be out this spring, heard mixed reviews of it in the UK. Also stars Robert Carlyle).

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teknikal

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I've seen Snatch and I liked it.. I think mostly because I like Guy Ritchie's directing style.

I haven't seen Lock, Stock... yet but I'd like to. I keep forgetting about it everytime I go to the video store.

That always happens to me with movies I want to see!

I saw ads for "Shopping" on Showcase but I didn't manage to catch it either.. stupid school. 1 more week!! :D
 

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A few of the recent movies I've seen that I thought were worth watching:

Sexy Beast - lagged a little, and I had trouble following some of the dialogue at times, but still worth the rental

Princess and the Warrior - from the director of Run Lola Run , with the same lead actress

Life As A House - "tear jerker", I didn't know what to expect when I rented it, but wasn't disappointed

The Limey - older Soderbergh film, finally got around to watching it, good rental


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Indulging myself on this thread

Throne of Blood - Akira Kurosawa is one of my all time fave directors. This is his adaptation of MacBeth, my all time favorite Shakespeare play. The ending was ripped off by Brian De Palma for the film Scarface. Brilliant and way ahead of its time, as Baz Luhrman wouldn't try to pull a stunt like this until some 40 or 50 years later with his adaptation of Romeo and Juliet

Ran - Akira Kurosawa again, doing this time an adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear. He is the only director I know that can make an extended shot of clouds look uniquely beautiful. His battle scenes are complicated, graphic, busy and chaotic. This was one of Akira Kurosawa's best films near the end of his career.

Ring - Japanese horror film that involves a haunted video tape. It's remarkable in how utterly creepy and bizarre the film is in its vision and cunning in how it sets up its rules. Urban legend taken into a new dimension, and an absolute must see. Just the video footage alone is disturbing.

Sword of Doom - Toshiro Mifune (Akira Kurosawa's De Niro) is one of the greatest swordsman who is obsessed with his own destruction. Inadvertantly, in his quest for death, his skill grows to the point where he becomes greater and greater, to the point of invincibility. Apocalyptic doesn't even start to describe this...

In The Mood For Love - Wong Kar Wai's beautiful story of a love affair that doesn't happen. It's very emotionally muted and honest in the sense that it shows longing for each other, but loyalty to their significant others. It's a bit abstract for some, but it's a very unique film that goes in a completely different direction that what Hollywood would've done with it.

Bound - Before they made The Matrix, Andy and Larry Wachowski made this swindle flick that is top notch and is more substance than titalation in regards to the plot twist: two lesbians decide to rip off the mob. While The Matrix showed them in all their glory, this is still the reminder that the Wachowski brothers will put story before flash, but marry the two into a spectacular combination that few directors can do.

Blow Out - John Travolta, Nancy Allen and John Lithgow in a Brian De Palma film that got largely ignored. It's a remake of the old 60's mod flick called Blow Up, in which a fashion photographer manages to accidentally snap a photo of a murder during a photo shoot. In this John Travolta is a sound effects man that manages to stumble on a conspiracy, and manages to put together what's going on with his sound equipment he was using that very night. Underrated in so many ways.

The Way of the Gun - works because its so nicely focused on the objective. The characters are actually named after Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but this is more of a rethought western. Benecio Del Toro and Ryan Phillippe are low lives who kidnap a millionaire's surrogate mother. Things, as they do in almost all film noir, go horribly wrong. A personal favorite of mine that gets overlooked a lot.

The Underneath - Steven Soderborough made this before Traffic, Out of Sight, Ocean's Eleven et al. But this was the film that he tried out his color scheme that was used in Traffic. The story follows a down and out guy who's debts have wiped him out. He gets the idea to rob an armored car company that he just starts working for. Peter Gallagher is great in it, and its twisty, turny plot is quite clever, right up to the end of the credits.

The Arrival - Charile Sheen in one of the best paranoid sci fi flicks I've seen in recent history. Very clever, often very funny and still stands up to time.

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xtollo

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James, I finally saw "Life as a House", what did you think?

I thought it was nothing more than a American Beauty corporate rip off. Haydens acting was fine, his character sucked. What, so he listens to devil music and has piercings so he's a bad kid. Pure bullshit, if the character would of had brains it would of been so much better. No depth whatsoever.

Kevin Kline only had a few cathartic moments, and they were so cliche ('jumping off the cliff', smashing up the office a la Jerry McGuire and Half Baked)

The theme of young promiscuity (spelling?) was ridiculous. "Hey American Beauty did it, and it made money, lets do it too!".

Jon
 
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