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Originally posted by GlennK:
Not a movie but my wife and I watched the 2008 Victoria Secret Fashion Show today Cool


...then? Razz


Then, a big fight after she said something like "how come you don't look at me like that?" Razz Razz
Enchanted

Very predictable, except for the final battle sequence, which was a little weird.

Also, quite enjoyable. Very feel good.

One gripe, though... There is a portion of the movie which is supposed to take place at 116th and Broadway in Manhattan -- they explicitly use this address. The problem is, it was not filmed at 116th and Broadway, nor does it look anything like that corner. Ordinarily, I'd give them a free pass on getting what that corner actually looks like wrong -- they have to make up something. But *someone* on that set has to be from NYC. And 116 and Broadway is the main gate to Columbia University.

Timothy Spall was excellent.
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Big surprise, Jcocktosten agrees with Winetarelli about something - Agree on Zohan - it was a great rental - of course absurd, but very funny. John Turturro as usual was hilarious. The commentary is also really funny.


Watched the commentary at your reccomendation. What I found so funny about it was their reaction every time Emmanuelle Chriqui (who, imo, is just about the most beautiful young woman in the world) was on the screen. It was as if they had never met her and they all started just vocalizing what I was thinking. Big Grin


Yup - that was funny. Watched Tropic Thunder over the weekend - very funny movie. Robert Downey Jr. is simply an amazing actor and if it took a dumb comedy to drive this point home, so be it. Cruise's bit was amazing and his character looked exactly like one of my partners in the firm. Anyway, if anyone rents this DVD, I also strongly recommend the actors commentary as Downey stays in character (at least vocally) for the entire commentary.

Now watching Steep - a skiing documentary to psych myself up (not that I need to) for the upcoming trip to Utah
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Originally posted by wine+art:
...on my hit list before going back to work on the 5th.

Slumdog Millionaire

I hear great things about Slumdog Millionaire

Anyone seen this one yet?
Considering seeing this as well soon.


I'm seeing it today at 11:00 am. Wink
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Would you recommend it?


I was gonna ask the exact same thing...

My wife and I both enjoyed the movie. We had the exact same comment upon leaving the theater; there were many similarities to Forrest Gump.

1. The protagonist is challenged, in this case physically
2. The protagonist acts as a narrator
3. The protagonist has a life-long love interest
4. The protagonist meets unique people and has incredible experiences that open his eyes to the world

I'll leave the rest for you to examine, should you choose to see the movie.

The supporting performances are very good, there are big laughs, and some great visual moments.

I thought that Cate Blanchett looked as beautiful as ever (I have never thought she was attractive).

I am not a big fan of Brad Pitt as a dramatic actor. I think that he works best playing eccentric characters, or as a supporting actor. He did, however, do a decent job in this movie (although I found his narration much more interesting than his acting).

The movie is about 2 hours and 45 minutes in length, but is entertaining enough to hold your attention.
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
Big surprise, Jcocktosten agrees with Winetarelli about something - Agree on Zohan - it was a great rental - of course absurd, but very funny. John Turturro as usual was hilarious. The commentary is also really funny.


Watched the commentary at your reccomendation. What I found so funny about it was their reaction every time Emmanuelle Chriqui (who, imo, is just about the most beautiful young woman in the world) was on the screen. It was as if they had never met her and they all started just vocalizing what I was thinking. Big Grin


Yup - that was funny. Watched Tropic Thunder over the weekend - very funny movie. Robert Downey Jr. is simply an amazing actor and if it took a dumb comedy to drive this point home, so be it. Cruise's bit was amazing and his character looked exactly like one of my partners in the firm. Anyway, if anyone rents this DVD, I also strongly recommend the actors commentary as Downey stays in character (at least vocally) for the entire commentary.

Now watching Steep - a skiing documentary to psych myself up (not that I need to) for the upcoming trip to Utah


Watched it as well this weekend and like you thought Robert Downey Jr. was outstanding, worth watching just for him.
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
...on my hit list before going back to work on the 5th.

Slumdog Millionaire

I hear great things about Slumdog Millionaire

Anyone seen this one yet?
Considering seeing this as well soon.


Thumbs up!
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Originally posted by Gentleman farmer:
Dr. Strangelove

Sellers as well as Scott give brilliant performances

Big Grin

Funny, I have this loaded in my DVD player right now. A truly great movie.

I just finished watching Doctor Zhivago. I am nursing a cold and needed help inducing sleep. Problem solved. Big Grin
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Pulp Fiction.


I have watch this movie maybe twenty times and about a month ago while I was watching I noticed Steve Buscemi plays the waiter in the restaurant. Can't believe I never picked that up. Anyway great film, gets better every time I watch it.
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it's official. you are insane.

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I hate most of the scenes with Bruce Willis and his girlfriend so always end up flipping channels.


I have officially been insane for some time - but I cannot be the only one who can't stand those scenes -
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by TBird:
it's official. you are insane.

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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
I hate most of the scenes with Bruce Willis and his girlfriend so always end up flipping channels.


I have officially been insane for some time - but I cannot be the only one who can't stand those scenes -


Jcocktosten,

You know I agree with you 99.99% of the time... I'll give you that the scenes with the two of them are among the worst scenes in the movie, but apart from the gimp scene which I think could have been done slightly better, I think all the scenes in that movie are pretty great. Off the top of my head, I can really only think of two other movies that came out in the '90s that I think are as good (The Usual Suspects and Schindler's List)

BTW: I watched Tropic Thunder with the commentary at your suggestion. Also very funny. Robert Downey Jr is just hilarious.
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by TBird:
it's official. you are insane.

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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
I hate most of the scenes with Bruce Willis and his girlfriend so always end up flipping channels.


I have officially been insane for some time - but I cannot be the only one who can't stand those scenes -


Jcocktosten,

You know I agree with you 99.99% of the time... I'll give you that the scenes with the two of them are among the worst scenes in the movie, but apart from the gimp scene which I think could have been done slightly better, I think all the scenes in that movie are pretty great. Off the top of my head, I can really only think of two other movies that came out in the '90s that I think are as good (The Usual Suspects and Schindler's List)

BTW: I watched Tropic Thunder with the commentary at your suggestion. Also very funny. Robert Downey Jr is just hilarious.


I loved Pulp Fiction when I first saw it - and generally think it is a great movie - The girlfriend character just did not click or do it for me - While perhaps less of an "entire movie" or whatever, I have more affection for Reservoir Dogs - probably because I saw it first and was in college and it had more of an underground feel to it. That and the opening scene about tipping and Like A Virgin is awesome

Glad you enjoyed the commentary, he really was funny. I did notice how he basically kept his mouth shut when Jack Black was talking about his drug withdrawal scenes etc.
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if you are the only one then would that make you less or more insane? Popcorn

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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
I have officially been insane for some time - but I cannot be the only one who can't stand those scenes -


Good question - I hav eno idea. Probably less
Pulp Fiction is definitely one of the Ten Best of the '90s. I'd add Goodfellas, Shawshank Redemption, LA Confidential, Saving Private Ryan (especially with the modern scenes excised) to the list.

I recently watched Double Indemnity which I found deserving of all of its praise.

Neil
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Originally posted by Neil K.:
Pulp Fiction is definitely one of the Ten Best of the '90s.


Forget limiting it to the 90's, it's one of the 10 best movies of all time.

JC, agree with you about the opening scene of Reservoir Dogs. Hilarious.

Last night I saw Burn After Reading, which I thought was pretty funny. Do the Coen brothers ever make a bad movie?

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