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Originally posted by winetarelli:
Black Swan
The bad: Script needed word... it was written by one person "and" another "and" another in the credits: that means it was not written together but rather two different script doctors are being credited. It needed yet another revision.

The good: virtuoso acting and directing. I mean, holy crap work. That the male lead did not receive a Golden Globe nomination is a joke. This movie could legitimately provide 3 'Supporting Actress' nominations, 1 'Supporting Actor' nomination, and Natalie Portman will win the Oscar in a walk for 'Leading Actress'. Direction was daring and to get those performances, nearly breathtaking.

This is a good, but not a brilliant movie. But for the pure joy of watching these amazing people work, this is an absolute must see. And despite no CGI, I do think this will be better on the (really) big screen, as opposed to even the 50" plasma at home.


I have heard very mixed comments about this film. Based on the previews and my general reaction to this director's movies, it is an easy pass for me. Oh and FKG would never go see it as she has pronounced PI the worst movie of all time and is still scarred from when we saw it at the Angelica Theatre in th Village many many years ago
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
Black Swan
The bad: Script needed word... it was written by one person "and" another "and" another in the credits: that means it was not written together but rather two different script doctors are being credited. It needed yet another revision.

The good: virtuoso acting and directing. I mean, holy crap work. That the male lead did not receive a Golden Globe nomination is a joke. This movie could legitimately provide 3 'Supporting Actress' nominations, 1 'Supporting Actor' nomination, and Natalie Portman will win the Oscar in a walk for 'Leading Actress'. Direction was daring and to get those performances, nearly breathtaking.

This is a good, but not a brilliant movie. But for the pure joy of watching these amazing people work, this is an absolute must see. And despite no CGI, I do think this will be better on the (really) big screen, as opposed to even the 50" plasma at home.


I have heard very mixed comments about this film. Based on the previews and my general reaction to this director's movies, it is an easy pass for me. Oh and FKG would never go see it as she has pronounced PI the worst movie of all time and is still scarred from when we saw it at the Angelica Theatre in th Village many many years ago


Interesting...I have heard it is a must see.

Now this said, I rarely see anything at the Angelica that disappoints.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
Black Swan
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I have heard very mixed comments about this film. Based on the previews and my general reaction to this director's movies, it is an easy pass for me. Oh and FKG would never go see it as she has pronounced PI the worst movie of all time and is still scarred from when we saw it at the Angelica Theatre in th Village many many years ago


Interesting...I have heard it is a must see.

Now this said, I rarely see anything at the Angelica that disappoints.


Agree on Angelica - although The Tropic here in Key West has become my all time favorite theatre.

Much of what I heard echoes Winetarelli's post - good to great performances, but story and direction hit you over the head and was overdone.
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:


Interesting...I have heard it is a must see.

Now this said, I rarely see anything at the Angelica that disappoints.


Agree on Angelica - although The Tropic here in Key West has become my all time favorite theatre.

Much of what I heard echoes Winetarelli's post - good to great performances, but story and direction hit you over the head and was overdone.[/QUOTE]


Good info, thanks.

Based on this, I have changed my order of viewing. Now up...

The King's Speech
The Fighter
Rabbit Hole
Black Swan
The Kids Are All Right (yep, good flick. Not for the kids Eek Big Grin )

Predators (liked it)

Despicable Me (good family flick - the young'n enjoyed it)
Date Night. Not as funny as you'd hope for a movie with Tina Fey & Steve Carrell, but still a nice movie to watch with my wife...and our 2 month old slept long enough to watch it all in one stretch!
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by steve8:
In Bruges.

Very good.


Agree.

PH


Good movie indeed, and an absolutely charming city. If you can catch a sunny day in Bruges, it is even more special.

I just wish Conde Nast readers would stop listing this town as one of their Top 10 cities of Europe. Let's keep Bruges, charming. Cool
wanna lose another bottle of wine with a bet? Wink

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Originally posted by gigabit:
True Grit

Jeff Bridges might go back-to-back.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by steve8:
In Bruges.

Very good.


Agree.

PH


Good movie indeed, and an absolutely charming city. If you can catch a sunny day in Bruges, it is even more special.

This movie wasn't even on my list.
Sounds like a good New Year's Day flick. I must step out for minute.
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Originally posted by TBird:
wanna lose another bottle of wine with a bet? Wink

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Originally posted by gigabit:
True Grit

Jeff Bridges might go back-to-back.

Let's wait to see the list of nominees before I commit.
This weekend:

The Kids are All Right

Fun little movie.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Money may not sleep, but I did. I had a hard time getting into any of these characters. So-so story line. Bleh.....

PH
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Originally posted by Purple Teeth:
Over the weekend:

Jaws - 4/5

I wonder when Hollyweird will decide to remake that?
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Originally posted by bman:
Finally ran out of grown-up movies you hadn't seen 3 or more times, eh?

One must support the kiddie's needs too, eh?
It's been a long time for you now, bman. I understand. Razz
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by bman:
Finally ran out of grown-up movies you hadn't seen 3 or more times, eh?

One must support the kiddie's needs too, eh?
It's been a long time for you now, bman. I understand. Razz


Just happy you didn't ask if I'd seen those flicks with the grandchildren..... Razz
Restrepo - tremendous film. A unique film: must-see for anyone that really wants to appreciate what our men & women in the military endure for the rest of us.
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Originally posted by Gigond Ass:
Vanilla Sky

Looking for one of those masks for the next offline.


Big Grin...you and Tommy boy have a lot in common.
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Winter's Bone - 4/5


For not a too involved plot, it really did keep your interest. And that's just backwoods Missouri-----sure other states can beat The Show Me State for backwordness!

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