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crazy heart - LOVED it too!

Agreed. It was an excellent movie.

Jeff Bridges has become a GREAT actor. I can hardly wait for True Grit. Cool


gigabit was right the first time. Remember Thunderbolt and Lightfoot?
Fearless has always been one of my favorites of his.

Remember The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Big Lebowski, The Last Picture Show? -- I think in the right roles he has been great since the early 70s.

You forgot to mention Tron and Starman. Big Grin

Seriously though, I never considered him a great actor, but he has certainly perfected his craft over time. He is now on my list of actors that I will pay to see, regardless of role or genre.

(Non sequitur)

What did you think of Deathly Hollows - Part One? My wife loved it. In fact, she is on her way to see it again right now.


I thought it was good/great. I thought Emma's acting was the best it has ever been, by a lot. I thought Rupert and Dan were both great. I wished Rickman had more screen time. I *love* exposition, but it was 2 1/2 hours of exposition which I could see some people having a problem with. The score was the best (by FAR) since John Williams' for PoA and the movie is too dark for a Williams score, anyway. The cinematography was also first rate. The cartoon was exceptional. Though Ifan's acting as Luna's father was nothing to write home about. I found the movie a bit choppy and uneven, and it did tend to drag in the middle, although all the exposition was necessary. The topless scene was quite welcome, but unexpected and seemed there more for shock value than for plot. It is no secret who my celebrity crush is and to have her looking like this caused me to forget to pay attention to what was going on in the movie more than once, and just to stare.

All-in-all, I thought the movie was very well-made. I enjoyed it, and I was left wanting more, which was the point. But at the end of both the first and second LOTR movies, I was left wanting more yet still somehow satisfied. Here, there was a sense that I had just watched the most amazing 2 1/2 hour trailer ever.

I liked the movie quite a bit and I also am planning on seeing it again in the theatre. But, unlike, say, PoA, where I could easily recommend it to a non-HP fan as a truly outstanding movie, I feel this movie was made more for the fans. Scenes that could have led to emotional flourish (Hermione and Harry dancing, Hermione attacking Ron, the loss of a character early on, the loss of a character late in the game, etc) were not taken advantage of in a way that they maybe could have been.

There were flashback and dream sequences that even as a lover of the series, I could not follow.

The break came in a perfect spot, but it felt a bit forced. It felt like the obvious place to put intermission. But not a 7 month hiatus.

Overall, a B+ from me.

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