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@ Kaida: I love Abbott and Costello. They deserve a place in history for that 'Who's on first' sequence alone.

 

@Jona: Also largely agree with you, never much liked SotD.

 

As for all the films I've been watching recently, a few of the more memorable:

 

-Red Sorghum - this film had real potential, and I think there was quite a lot to like about it - great cinematography, richly textured portrayals of Chinese peasant life - but the narrative was a bit disjointed and weak. Strong ending was another redeeming factor, and overall a 7/10.

 

-Vertigo - I cannot see how this is as good as some of Hitchcock's other films, such as the perfect Rear Window. The plot was convoluted and James Stewart's character has the emotional depth of a child. It started out intriguing and ended up, one too many twists and turns later, a little tiresome; nevertheless, it was a good quality film throughout. 7/10.

 

-Animal Kingdom - that Australian gangster films even exist was surprising for me. That it is so well acted and the characters so varied, well realised and well portrayed - Uncle Pope is as sinister as Joe Pesci in Goodfellas - was an additional bonus. Certainly the best film produced so far this decade (ie, since 2010). 9/10.



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They deserve a place in history for that 'Who's on first' sequence alone.

They have one. ;) A video of it (from their movie "The Naughty Nineties") plays on a constant loop in the Baseball Hall of Fame. I read once that they are the only non-sports people to have a place there.

 

As for SotD vs HF, I actually have the opposite opinion of them. I thought SotD was better. I love (and own) them both, but I enjoy SotD more.


 

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If you'd ask me about Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz, I'd give you a different answer every time. I can't choose.


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If you'd ask me about Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz, I'd give you a different answer every time. I can't choose.

 

After first watches, it would have been SotD no contest, but once I watched HF two or three times and started to appreciate it more I would have to agree, it's hard to choose.


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Watched I am Legend (again). Was good as before. 6.5/10


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Absentia

 

Interesting concept, but mostly just really boring.


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1999 was a good year in film.

 

Watched American Beauty again. 10/10. One of my favorite movies.

 

Bringing Out the Dead, 4/10. Boring and depressing.

 

Magnolia, 6/10. Liked it a lot until the end of the film. Had high expectations for the ending since it was over 3 hours long with multiple plots.


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A 6.5 is "good" on your scale? :P

 

it's the low side of good, yeah.


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Magnolia, 6/10. Liked it a lot until the end of the film. Had high expectations for the ending since it was over 3 hours long with multiple plots.

 

Strange, I enjoyed the ending. I still think the 'event' is strange and I still don't get it, but I thought it did an excellent job of ending the film.


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Magnolia, 6/10. Liked it a lot until the end of the film. Had high expectations for the ending since it was over 3 hours long with multiple plots.

 

Strange, I enjoyed the ending. I still think the 'event' is strange and I still don't get it, but I thought it did an excellent job of ending the film.

 

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Yeah I had to look it up afterwards. Apparently the entire film was loaded with subtle Exodus 8:2 references and it was all a Christian allegory.

 

In a nutshell, the "lesson" was that they all sinned and needed forgiveness. I just thought the theme of the movie was kind of "plain" and cliche. But then again I was comparing it to American Beauty, whose theme is very debatable and complex. I'd probably appreciate Magnolia more if I was a Christian.

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Arrietty - not as good as any other Ghibli film I've seen, this is a straightforward adaptation of the borrowers with very Spielberg-esque structure and ending; a 6/10 at best.

 

Three questions to our film-watching regulars here:

 

a) Any of you guys got a Rotten Tomatoes account? (I opened one two days ago and have busily rated 110 films from memory since then)

 

b) If so, add me: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/member/crocesigismondi/

 

c) Please look at my reviews and if you think it appropriate nominate me as a 'super-reviewer'. Given some of the terrible reviews I've read on the site by alleged 'super-reviewers', I quite fancy the title myself :P



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Good idea, I joined too. Won't add anyone for now, but it'll be nice to keep track of all the stuff I've watched.

 

EDIT: Watched Father of the Bride. I didn't find it funny (except for Martin short), but I thought it was a genuinely enjoyable movie. I particularly liked the relationship between Steve Martin and Diane Keaton - it struck me as a very realistic relationship while still being very strong (something you don't see much of in Hollywood). 7/10


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Watched Robin Hood: Prince of Theives. Unwatchable movie without Alan Rickman, who was amazing as always. Morgan freeman wasn't even good. 5/10


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Yeah, Alan Rickman really carries that whole film doesn't he?


 

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Went through Die Hard 1-4 in the past few days. Die Hard 1 is still the greatest action movie ever made. Also really liked Die Hard 3, has a pretty interesting plot (or the twists rather). Never really noticed it before.

 

And Alan Rickman is fantastic.



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Watched The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Clint Eastwood is so cool....

 

8/10. Slow, but very well done.


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Smokin' Aces.. Worst movie ever. At least that I've seen recently..

 

21 Jump Street. Shitty as well. Had some decent comedy, that's all. 4/10.


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Dirty Harry. Was pretty good. 7/10


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Did you know that the character of Harry Callahan was loosely based on David Toschi, the lead investigator of the Zodiac killings? He was also the inspiration for Steve McQueen's performance in "Bullitt". Pretty badass for a guy who wore a bow tie to work. :lol:

 

Toschi was also a consultant on the movie "Zodiac". Which means at some point he watched an actor playing him, go into a theater to watch a movie of a character based on him. It's so very meta you can almost feel the lines of reality blurring.


 

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Did not know that...

 

Watched Good Will Hunting. Great movie....8.5/10.


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Catch Me If you can - also good. 7/10


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Watched Anna Karenina. Good, but not quite as good as I was expecting. Still, I guess it's difficult to fit everything in...a movie that didn't leave anything out of the book would probably be 10+ hours long lol.

 

7.5/10


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Parker

 

I thought it was above average, to be honest. I've heard that movies released in January are movies that they just want to get out there, or something.

 

But Zero Dark Thirty was released in January and I thought that that was amazing too.

 

Parker: 8/10 - Needed more pew pew and the such, I feel.

 

Zero Dark Thirty: 10/10 - This movie was honestly the best movie I've seen in a while. The suspense and raw action was great!

 

I would definitely recommend these two movies.


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I believe the last movie I watched was Jackie Brown, for the 51834th time. I just love how well Samuel L. Jackson works for the badass parts that Quentin Tarantino writes and directs. He's just a perfect fit. A must-see for anyone who likes Tarantino's work, and... well I guess it's just a must-see for anyone who likes good movies ^^


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