MOVIES: What are you watching?

I enjoyed the movie. There are scenes which are not for the faint of heart, as you get an indepth picture of some of the atrocities which have taken place as a result of rebel groups financed by "conflict diamonds". Frankly, you get the impression (much like watching Black Hawk Down or Hotel Rwanda) that some countries in Africa are simply hopeless; and that the lives in these countries are, as Thomas Hobbes said: "nasty, brutish, and short."

I liked Leonardo DiCaprio in this movie (I'm not one of his biggest fans), and I liked Djimon Hounsou as well (although there were certain scenes with him that drove me crazy since the character did not always act rationally).

I would recommend watching.
Saw the movie "W".
A blend of truth and fiction, but you can't tell what is true and what is phony. I am sure some people think it is all true, and that irritates me.
I'd like to see Oliver Stone do a movie about Ted Kennedy, with truths, half-truths, and lies.
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Rounders (for about the 25th time). Great story and acting... I really love this flick.


I concur.

So what do you think KGB had in the final hand? Pocket Aces, or 10's?


Still trying to figure that out. Maybe that's why I keep watching this movie! Wink

"He beat me. Straight up. Pay him. Pay that man his money."
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Casino Royale.

I watched it for the second time last night. Very enjoyable. Thanks to Daniel Craig, James Bond is less nonsense and more substance.


Has anyone seen Quantum Solace yet? If so, how does it compare to Casino Royale?
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Saw Sling Blade the other night... haven't seen it in a long time and was glued to the TV. For reasons I'm still trying to figure out, this one's in my Top Ten of all time.

"Where ya' goin' with all that warsh?" Big Grin
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Saw Sling Blade the other night... haven't seen it in a long time and was glued to the TV. For reasons I'm still trying to figure out, this one's in my Top Ten of all time.

"Where ya' goin' with all that warsh?" Big Grin


"Like them french fried taters, Mmmm, hmmm" Wink
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Last night:
Scarface
Perfect Stranger

Tonight:
The Professional


Daym!!! Didn't know you were a gangsta K?! Makes me want to pop in my copy, maybe tomorrow eve?



Just saw Changeling. Loved it, 3 1/2 stars. Not oscar-worthy, but it's paced much like Million Dollar Baby, and I hope Eastwood lives to be 150, so I can keep enjoying his films. IMO, he'll be spoken of in the same breath as Allen, Truffaut or Kurosawa in the history books.
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Grand Canyon


How did you like this? And, curious how it compared for you to Crash??



Indy, I saw the movie on release, and think I enjoyed it more this time around, perhaps due to being 17 years older. Red Face

I did see similarities with Crash, but think the goal of each movie was different.

How about you...
Interesting. While most did love it, I was never a big proponent of Crash, and thought it to be an R-Rated ABC After School Special; a retooling of the better (IMO, Wink) GC. In other words, nothing new. But it has been many years, worth seeing both again.

How did the goal differ for you with these films?

Thx,

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