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Originally posted by wine+art:
Babel.

Thumbs up!


Yes, agree, but it was so depressing it made me want to go to the baby goat petting zoo and go watch old videos of "Up with People!"

Have you seen the equally joyless, but superior (IMO), Amorres Perros?

On another note, I just saw the new buddy flick Step Brothers. I went in expecting a piece of junk. A bit long, horrible acting, but some real laughs. I'd recommend if you like the genre.
A couple of nights ago, Gone Bayby, Gone -- GREAT! One of the best movies of last year.

I think tonight I am going to re-watch Pan's Labyrinth -- that IS my favorite movie of two years ago. Alternatively, depending upon my mood, I'll watch that movie with Krisetn Bell and Russell Brand that Apatow produced, if it is already on DVD.

P.S. W+A, while I like Babel I thought it was easily the least of the "Three Amigos'" movies that year. I'f you've not seen Children of Men or, even better, Pan's Labyrinth, get on it. Astounding films, especially the latter.
I saw Pineapple Express on Wednesday. It wasn't my first choice. I give it a C, which is lower than the early yahoo reviews. Lots of laughs and plenty of drug related humor, but the story line was just too weak and unimaginative to make it great. The movie probably would be much better if you smoked 'em before you went.
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Originally posted by indybob:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Babel.

Thumbs up!


Yes, agree, but it was so depressing... Did you see 21 Grams?

Have you seen the equally joyless, but superior (IMO), Amorres Perros?... I have not...

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Originally posted by winetarelli:
A couple of nights ago, Gone Bayby, Gone -- GREAT! One of the best movies of last year.

I think tonight I am going to re-watch Pan's Labyrinth -- that IS my favorite movie of two years ago. Alternatively, depending upon my mood, I'll watch that movie with Krisetn Bell and Russell Brand that Apatow produced, if it is already on DVD.

P.S. W+A, while I like Babel I thought it was easily the least of the "Three Amigos'" movies that year. I'f you've not seen Children of Men or, even better, Pan's Labyrinth, get on it. Astounding films, especially the latter.



winetarelli, thanks for the heads-up. I have really fallen down on the job of movie watching the last couple of years.

I will indeed seek these out.
Shine a Light (Stones/Scorsese). I wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. Jagger was in fine form and Richards actually played guitar instead of just posing. With the exception of Start Me Up and Satisfaction, the setlist was excellent, and Scorsese knows how to make movies. Recommended, especially for fans.
W+A:
Did you see 21 Grams?


Yes, I did, it was excellent, but I found myself not caring particularly about the characters. Maybe my state of mind that day.

Amorres Perros is a must see (disclaimer, some simulated dog fights, not for the squeamish).
At the theater: The Dark Knight

On DVD: Ratatouille, True Grit, The Devil Wears Prada, Lawrence of Arabia.

Talk about an eclectic mix!
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Originally posted by Rothko:
At the theater: The Dark Knight

On DVD: Ratatouille, True Grit, The Devil Wears Prada, Lawrence of Arabia.

Talk about an eclectic mix!


Lawrence of Arabia is wonderful, hope you enjoyed it. I had the chance to see it on the big screen a couple of years ago, and it's on my very short list of best movies ever made.
Don't know what got into us, but we saw two movies today: Bottle Shock (pass), and Tropic Thunder (pass).
Recently saw the recent Batman movie and thoroughly enjoyed it. Last night saw Hancock and was much less impressed. Had received some Fandango bucks at Christmas and finally taking the time to use them. Should come in handy when the Oscar potentials start coming out this fall. Looking forward to the new Pacino/De Niro film.
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Raging Bull and There Will Be Blood. While they are very different stories, what I liked most about each was the same: first-rate performances by the leading actors (DeNiro & Lewis) and interesting insights into aberrative (paranoid, malicious, self-destructive) behavior. Both get the thumbs up.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
What did my fellow movie fans think of The Departed?


you mean infernal affairs? =)
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Originally posted by wine+art:
What did my fellow movie fans think of The Departed?


I felt it was good, and everyone acted well. But it wasn't anywhere near a masterpiece. There have been at least 5 Scorsese movies I've liked more, as well as several movies released that year that I liked more. Deffinitely worth seeing, but not excellent by any means, imo.
Thoroughly enjoyed "The Departed" If one would evaluate the movies Scorsese made, I would not have chosen this as his Oscar film but feel it is worthy. Others are more prominent for me.
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
What did my fellow movie fans think of The Departed?


I felt it was good, and everyone acted well. But it wasn't anywhere near a masterpiece. There have been at least 5 Scorsese movies I've liked more, as well as several movies released that year that I liked more. Deffinitely worth seeing, but not excellent by any means, imo.


Agreed it is not his best film and I kinda felt the same way the first time I watched it. It's one of those movies like a Pulp Fiction where everytime I watch it I don't growed bored of the film but actually like it more. That makes it an excellent movie imo.
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
A couple of nights ago, Gone Bayby, Gone -- GREAT! One of the best movies of last year.

I think tonight I am going to re-watch Pan's Labyrinth -- that IS my favorite movie of two years ago. Alternatively, depending upon my mood, I'll watch that movie with Krisetn Bell and Russell Brand that Apatow produced, if it is already on DVD.

P.S. W+A, while I like Babel I thought it was easily the least of the "Three Amigos'" movies that year. I'f you've not seen Children of Men or, even better, Pan's Labyrinth, get on it. Astounding films, especially the latter.


Agreed Gone Baby Gone and Pan's Labyrinth are two great movies, I been hyping up Pan's ever since I watch it.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
The Cooler.


Good movie.

I like Maria Bello. Smile

And Wiliam H. Macy and Alec Baldwin... but mostly for different reasons.
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Originally posted by zwine:
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
A couple of nights ago, Gone Bayby, Gone -- GREAT! One of the best movies of last year.

I think tonight I am going to re-watch Pan's Labyrinth -- that IS my favorite movie of two years ago. Alternatively, depending upon my mood, I'll watch that movie with Krisetn Bell and Russell Brand that Apatow produced, if it is already on DVD.

P.S. W+A, while I like Babel I thought it was easily the least of the "Three Amigos'" movies that year. I'f you've not seen Children of Men or, even better, Pan's Labyrinth, get on it. Astounding films, especially the latter.


Agreed Gone Baby Gone and Pan's Labyrinth are two great movies, I been hyping up Pan's ever since I watch it.


So have I. Such an amazing film.
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Originally posted by TBird:


vicky christina barcelona


We just saw it this morning, and enjoyed it greatly.

KSC02, required to see soon. Excellent shots of Spain, lots of wine drinking, LOTS of serious Expressionist Art, wonderful Spanish guitar, AND beautiful women staring in the movie! Cool

I can not wait until next Spring.
fully agreed. lots of wine and beautifully realistic shots of barcelona. and the chicks aren't half bad either... Wink

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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by TBird:


vicky christina barcelona


We just saw it this morning, and enjoyed it greatly.

KSC02, required to see soon. Excellent shots of Spain, lots of wine drinking, LOTS of serious Expressionist Art, wonderful Spanish guitar, AND beautiful women staring in the movie! Cool

I can not wait until next Spring.
[QUOTE]Originally posted by TBird:

fully agreed. lots of wine and beautifully realistic shots of barcelona. and the chicks aren't half bad either... Wink

[QUOTE]

All three!

I do think that squeaky bed might need a little work. Wink
talk about NOT so subtle subliminal influencing...we RAN from the theater to the nearest wine bar!
and then back to my place...
Eek Cool

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Originally posted by wine+art:
TBird,

I did notice the Palacios Les Terrasses they were drinking, but most of the wine was white and made me thirsty! Smile
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Originally posted by wine+art:
KSC02, required to see soon. Excellent shots of Spain, lots of wine drinking, LOTS of serious Expressionist Art, wonderful Spanish guitar, AND beautiful women staring in the movie! Cool

I can not wait until next Spring.


Eek Penelope Cruz?! Gotta be worth seeing, if not just for her! Wink

Saw the trailor. Looks good. Thanks for the heads up. I will be sure to see this soon. Smile
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
Mission Impossible: III

Pass. It was ok, I guess, but not really worth my two hours.


As always, you are being very kind.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
Mission Impossible: III

Pass. It was ok, I guess, but not really worth my two hours.


As always, you are being very kind.


Big Grin
Saw "Henry Poole Is Here" this weekend. Good film, the kind that doesb't get made much any more...brings into question the existence of God (And we can't have that!). Give it a good solid B+.

Anyone seen "Bottle Shock" yet?
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
KSC02, required to see soon. Excellent shots of Spain, lots of wine drinking, LOTS of serious Expressionist Art, wonderful Spanish guitar, AND beautiful women staring in the movie! Cool

I can not wait until next Spring.


Eek Penelope Cruz?! Gotta be worth seeing, if not just for her! Wink

Saw the trailor. Looks good. Thanks for the heads up. I will be sure to see this soon. Smile
Not to mention Scarlett Johannson. Props to fellow hab Ryan Reynolds, Scarjo is one hell of an upgrade from Alanis Morissette. Cool
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Originally posted by steve c:


Anyone seen "Bottle Shock" yet?


Yep. BIG pass. DVD at best, and just for the unintended comedy value.
Charlie Wilson's War - not high art but thoroughly entertaining and educational.

How can you not like the performance of Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Tom Hanks is always enjoyable and Julia Roberts - what can you say?

On deck - There Will Be Blood
totally agreed, and the "real" story shows he was even stupider( Big Grin) than the onscreen version. hard to imagine. but it did make one fine film. one of my favorites that year.

last night: the dead girl. i thought it was pretty good for something that went completely under my radar. Confused

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Originally posted by steve8:
Watched Into The Wild the other night. Stupid kid, but made a pretty interesting film.
Flawless: With Michael Caine and Demi Moore. Quite good actually. A diamond heist movie based in London in 1960.
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Originally posted by Purple Teeth:


How can you not like the performance of Phillip Seymour Hoffman.


Always brilliant. I also always enjoy Forest Whitaker.
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Originally posted by Purple Teeth:
On deck - There Will Be Blood


I thought this was fantastic, but a lot of my friends were bored by it. Hope you enjoy it. You menionted Phillip Seymour Hoffman. I feel the same way about Daniel Day-Lewis. His performance in this movie is very impressive, and in my opinion, quite powerful.
Our last two have been stellar ( Elegy & Vicky,Christina Barcelona) and now looking for the trifecta. Cool

What does the forum recommend?
Saw Dark Knight at the movies. Well worth the money.
Watched Lord Of War on Netflix. Surprisingly good movie.
Also watched Green Fingers. Clive Owen and Helen Mirren; it was utterly predictable but fun.
i have high hopes for "burn after reading". i think i have a screening of it on tuesday. will let ya know then.

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Originally posted by wine+art:
Our last two have been stellar ( Elegy & Vicky,Christina Barcelona) and now looking for the trifecta. Cool

What does the forum recommend?
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by sprnplr:
Beerfest.


I thought this was better then super troopers ...

Meow.

Super Troopers had its moments. The maple syrup chugging scene for example. Big Grin

Last night I treated to the kids to back-to-back showings of
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
and
Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey
The first was clearly superior. Wink Popcorn
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Originally posted by Sticky2:
King of California

and Super Troopers is WAY better than Beerfest.

I liked King of California, but I was shocked at how skinny and wasted Michael Douglas looked in it. I hope he just did that for the role.
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by Sticky2:
King of California

and Super Troopers is WAY better than Beerfest.

I liked King of California, but I was shocked at how skinny and wasted Michael Douglas looked in it. I hope he just did that for the role.


I assume the look was for the roll, he fit it well. He really impressed me, I never really gave him credit but that was some acting.

The girl was very good as well.
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Originally posted by TBird:
dazed and confused... Big Grin
“That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age”
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Originally posted by GlennK:
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Originally posted by TBird:
dazed and confused... Big Grin
“That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age”


Great line.
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Originally posted by TBird:
reign of fire.


Damn fine film. I was surprised it didn't do better at the box office.
Saw "The Band's Visit" --
Story about an Egyptian police band lost in Israel.
Largely in English, but when it switches to Hebrew or Arabic there are subtitles, of course.
A wonderful movie....sentimental, funny, warm, clever. All wrapped into 90 minutes or so.
Netflix.
I recommend this.
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Originally posted by irwin:
Saw "The Band's Visit" --
Story about an Egyptian police band lost in Israel.
Largely in English, but when it switches to Hebrew or Arabic there are subtitles, of course.
A wonderful movie....sentimental, funny, warm, clever. All wrapped into 90 minutes or so.
Netflix.
I recommend this.


Excellent movie.

Rental?
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Originally posted by gigabit:

The Pink Panther Strikes Again


It has been awhile since I watched, but laughed just thinking about it! Big Grin
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by gigabit:

The Pink Panther Strikes Again


It has been awhile since I watched, but laughed just thinking about it! Big Grin

The scene on the parallel bars is one of the funniest moments in movie history.
3:10 to Yuma

I liked Christian Bale's character, but the overall story, and Russell Crowe's character did not seem realistic to me.
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Originally posted by Rothko:
3:10 to Yuma


Ben Foster's villain stole the show...a sleazy heartless efficient killing machine...a little over the top perhaps, but hey this is the movies!
Enemy at the Gates Very gritty tale of a Russian sharpshooter during the German siege of Stalingrad. Based on a true story.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
Off to see Christina Vicky Barcelona this afternoon.

...and what did you think?

Very well done! Casting, cinematography and music were excellent IMO.
I enjoyed the movie very much.
I'm ready to go to Spain! Cool

Funny thing I did notice: Not one person held their wine glass by the stem. Good lord! Keep your hands off the bowl. Big Grin
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Originally posted by KSC02:


Funny thing I did notice: Not one person held their wine glass by the stem. Good lord! Keep your hands off the bowl. Big Grin


Hey, Scarlett Johanasson can hold it anyway she wants! Razz
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
Funny thing I did notice: Not one person held their wine glass by the stem. Good lord! Keep your hands off the bowl. Big Grin

Hey, Scarlett Johanasson can hold it anyway she wants! Razz

Please avoid being ambiguous.
By it, are you referring to your the bowl or stem? Confused Wink
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
Funny thing I did notice: Not one person held their wine glass by the stem. Good lord! Keep your hands off the bowl. Big Grin

Hey, Scarlett Johanasson can hold it anyway she wants! Razz

Please avoid being ambiguous.
By it, are you referring to your the bowl or stem? Confused Wink


Really depends who we are talking about. ( one hand or two)

That said, I repeat, she can hold it as she damn well pleases. <empty suit razz>
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Originally posted by mpls wine guy:
Just got back from The Mummy 3 with my son. Glad I saw it at the second run theatre for $2. Was pretty cheesy.


Does PG13 mean anything to you? Confused
Watched "Wall Street" on PBS HD last night. Haven't seen it in a while and couldn't believe it's been over 20 years already. Yet the movie's theme remains very contemporary. Classic.
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
Haven't seen it in a while and couldn't believe it's been over 20 years already. Yet the movie's theme remains very contemporary.

That's because, primarily, the game remains the same. Wink
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
Haven't seen it in a while and couldn't believe it's been over 20 years already. Yet the movie's theme remains very contemporary.

That's because, primarily, the game remains the same. Wink
So true.

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