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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 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.
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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.
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.
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?


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.
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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 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.
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.
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 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
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.
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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.
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 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.
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 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.
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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 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 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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