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Rate the last movie you saw

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Rynie

    Rynie Benched

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    Yeah man, he is phenomenal. I wasn't a huge fan of Inglorious, but he was brilliant in that too. I love the dialogue in Django..just like True Grit re-make the Coen brothers did.
  2. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I don't agree. There's an art to story telling. You can ameliorate the material without dramatically changing the origina story line. And you should, unless you want to take the knock and actually call the movie an adaptation or acknowledge that it's only based on the source material. If you're using the name of the original book, any changes for the sake of the movie should be for the sake of advancing the experience or be required because the mediums are different.

    In this case, the storyline was changed in order to spread the source content over an additional four or five hours in order to make three movies out of what should have been one or two. What's worse, it was sloppily-done, because the added scenes could easily have been added in the form of flashbacks in a parallel storyline that would not have required changing the original so dramatically. It was authorial laziness and not a necessary compromise that was necessary in order to bring the childrens' story to the big screen.

    Saw 'This is 40' this weekend, too. Scary how much it looked like my own marriage. Even the little details. The wife was in stitches--people were looking at us. I thought it was a bit spotty and long, but a good flick for parents in their early 40s.
  3. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I agree. His delivery is exceptional. After watching Django I wanted to go watch the Bastards again.
  4. Joe Realist

    Joe Realist No Kool-Aid here!

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    Lincoln - awesome 9 out of 10
  5. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Pow! Pow!

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    End of Watch - 10/10

    That very well might be the best/most realistic cop movie I've seen in a LONG time.
  6. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Cowboys vs. Redskins 12/30/12... worst thing I've watched in a long long time.
  7. Kristen82

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    Watched Fearless, IP Man and IP Man 2 recently. Really good martial arts. The Hobbit was really good.
  8. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton it was the grave marked unknown right beside

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    Paul - 8/10

    Pegg and Frost nail a hilarious comedy.
  9. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    Yeah the acting was horrible. I can't wait for the actual game!
  10. iceberg

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    was entertaining but that's about it. 7 out of 10.
  11. BAZ

    BAZ Drunken Mick

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    Life of PI-what a downer.
  12. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Pow! Pow!

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    Les Miserables - 8.5/10

    I really enjoyed it. I don't think Russell Crowe was the right choice though. He was great as an actor, but he just didn't have the forceful voice he needed for that role.

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    Django 9/10 funny and excellent. The hoods scene is the funnier scene I've ever seen on a movie.
  14. da_whiz_kid

    da_whiz_kid Active Member

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    Django 10/10 - Great dialogue, action, plot, acting. Christoph Waltz was amazing and thinking acting wise, one of Samuel Jackson's better roles.

    Ruby Sparks 8/10 - Really good movie, enjoyable and original for me.
  15. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I think your point is right, but your perception is biased. What you're taking for "this addition didn't work and was unnecessary" is most likely just "this is different and therefore I don't like it." Again, I don't care one bit whether anything is added or subtracted. I have no real love for the source material. Nothing in the movie seemed out of place or unnecessary. And there was certainly nothing "sloppy" about it.

    Proponents of adherence to source material are about as annoying as music snobs. Just unbearable.
  16. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Trouble with the curve-hard to go wrong with an Eastwood flick, so a 9/10
  17. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl You already know why I'm here Staff Member

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    Parental Guidance


    It was about what you expect, old school meets new school, and you find that old school isn't so bad, and adapting to a different time isn't either. But it was cute enough that if it came back on TV, I wouldn't turn it off.
  18. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed...part 2 Zone Supporter

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    being a queen latifa fan (sp?) what did you think of last holiday? did i already ask you this once?
  19. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl You already know why I'm here Staff Member

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    Not sure you've ever asked me.

    I like romantic comedies, even if they are corny and cheesy...and Last Holiday was both. Never saw it until it was on TNT and I taped it and watched it almost six months after the fact. lol

    QL has a 3-1 ratio of bad to good movies which is how she continues to get work. She's a solid actress, but she'll sign on for almost every questionable role to take work. I like her tho.
  20. iceberg

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    in this movie she won me over and blew me away. i simply loved it from start to finish and it's become a quite favorite of mine.

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