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Originally posted by snipes:
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Originally posted by Mimik:
Cloud atlas. One of the best topics for a film in years IMHO. Wow!


I watched this last night as well and both the wife and I were completely flummoxed (me more than her) by the film. I have no idea what the heck was going on or even trying to find a common thread throughout. Very bizarre movie.

edit: I was just informed by my better half that I was snoring at some point in the movie so maybe I missed a few things. Smile Still could have been much better IMO.


I know. It was a little hard to follow at first but I actually saw it again and it made more sense second time round. Not your typical Hollywood movie but very well made and insightful. Try reading a synopsis of the movie on the web, it makes things clearer .
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
I plan on seeing Star Trek Into Darkness soon.

I really enjoyed the first one of the re-boot and am a big fan of Benedict Cumberbatch from the BBC Sherlock series.


Saw it last week. I really enjoyed it. Thought it was better than Iron Man 3.
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saw a documentary today called "First Position" about fledgling ballet stars.
It was terrific....you don't have to like ballet.


Just ordered the DVD from Aamzon for my daughter, an aspiring dancer, to watch


I have this fairly high up in my queue and will probably be watching it in a few weeks. Good to know you enjoyed it.
Casa de Mi Padre with Will Farrell. I'm sure it was a good idea in concept, but it was longest 120 min I can remember. It's exactly like those Sat Night Live skits that go on and on and on and on and cease to be funny because they ran out of material about 2 minutes in.
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Originally posted by tanglenet:
Casa de Mi Padre with Will Farrell. I'm sure it was a good idea in concept, but it was longest 120 min I can remember. It's exactly like those Sat Night Live skits that go on and on and on and on and cease to be funny because they ran out of material about 2 minutes in.


I know I'm the odd man out here, but I do not get Farrell overall.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by tanglenet:
Casa de Mi Padre with Will Farrell. I'm sure it was a good idea in concept, but it was longest 120 min I can remember. It's exactly like those Sat Night Live skits that go on and on and on and on and cease to be funny because they ran out of material about 2 minutes in.


I know I'm the odd man out here, but I do not get Farrell overall.


You're not the only one. I can barely remember anything he's done that seems funny.

I kinda couldn't believe that Fey, Ferrell, and DeGeneres got Mark Twain awards. (I do think Fey is funny, but she's just not been around long enough to be in the same category as the other winners).
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by tanglenet:
Casa de Mi Padre with Will Farrell. I'm sure it was a good idea in concept, but it was longest 120 min I can remember. It's exactly like those Sat Night Live skits that go on and on and on and on and cease to be funny because they ran out of material about 2 minutes in.


I know I'm the odd man out here, but I do not get Farrell overall.


You're not the only one. I can barely remember anything he's done that seems funny.

I kinda couldn't believe that Fey, Ferrell, and DeGeneres got Mark Twain awards. (I do think Fey is funny, but she's just not been around long enough to be in the same category as the other winners).


I'm not a Will Ferrell fan. DeGeneres was a very good standup comedienne. Tina Fey I think is quite funny and one of the best improvers I've seen (possibly the best female one). I used to see her quite a bit when I lived in Chicago.
The Last Samurai

I've seen it before, but never focused on the fact that the "good" samurai engage in such horrible tactics in the final battle. It's like watching Pickett's charge in Gettysburg (where at least they tried to explain why they were doing a frontal charge).

They had Tom Cruise as their "modern warfare" advisor, who was aware that the "bad guys" had cannon and Gatling guns, yet decided to just mount up and ride straight at the enemy lines.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by tanglenet:
Casa de Mi Padre with Will Farrell. I'm sure it was a good idea in concept, but it was longest 120 min I can remember. It's exactly like those Sat Night Live skits that go on and on and on and on and cease to be funny because they ran out of material about 2 minutes in.


I know I'm the odd man out here, but I do not get Farrell overall.


Add my name to that list. Stranger Than Fiction is the only decent movie I have ever seen in him, and he wasn't funny...by design.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by tanglenet:
Casa de Mi Padre with Will Farrell. I'm sure it was a good idea in concept, but it was longest 120 min I can remember. It's exactly like those Sat Night Live skits that go on and on and on and on and cease to be funny because they ran out of material about 2 minutes in.


I know I'm the odd man out here, but I do not get Farrell overall.


I like 10-20% of his films. When he's on, he's on, but mostly he's off. Same with Ben Stiller and Farrelly Brothers films.
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Originally posted by Rothko:
The Last Samurai

I've seen it before, but never focused on the fact that the "good" samurai engage in such horrible tactics in the final battle. It's like watching Pickett's charge in Gettysburg (where at least they tried to explain why they were doing a frontal charge).

They had Tom Cruise as their "modern warfare" advisor, who was aware that the "bad guys" had cannon and Gatling guns, yet decided to just mount up and ride straight at the enemy lines.


When I saw the film, I thought immediately that the Cruise character was a victim of the Stockholm syndrome, but they never played this up nor have I seen it mentioned.
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by tanglenet:
Casa de Mi Padre with Will Farrell. I'm sure it was a good idea in concept, but it was longest 120 min I can remember. It's exactly like those Sat Night Live skits that go on and on and on and on and cease to be funny because they ran out of material about 2 minutes in.


I know I'm the odd man out here, but I do not get Farrell overall.


Add my name to that list. Stranger Than Fiction is the only decent movie I have ever seen in him, and he wasn't funny...by design.

+1 You beat me to it, Steve.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by tanglenet:
Casa de Mi Padre with Will Farrell. I'm sure it was a good idea in concept, but it was longest 120 min I can remember. It's exactly like those Sat Night Live skits that go on and on and on and on and cease to be funny because they ran out of material about 2 minutes in.


I know I'm the odd man out here, but I do not get Farrell overall.


More or less you can add me to that list. I think some of his movie roles have been amusing. But I never found him funny on SNL.

Off-topic,
Recent funny people on SNL include but are not limited to: Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg for The Lonely Island videos. Recent vastly overrated people on SNL include: Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen, Jimmy Fallon, IMO
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
I know I'm the odd man out here, but I do not get Farrell overall.


Add my name to that list. Stranger Than Fiction is the only decent movie I have ever seen in him, and he wasn't funny...by design.

+1 You beat me to it, Steve.

+1
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
I plan on seeing Star Trek Into Darkness soon.


Saw it last week. I really enjoyed it. Thought it was better than Iron Man 3.

Saw it last week as well and felt the same.
One of the few movies worth seeing in 3D if you get the choice.
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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
After watching Hitchcock with our kids, we decided to start watching/rewatching some of his movies. So recently:
Vertigo
North by Northwest
Jamaica Inn
Rebecca
Spellbound
Rear Window


I was looking for Shadow of a Doubt on demand but couldn't find it sadly. Also would like the see the Rope again.

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