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#1 Abbylovi

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 04:43 PM

I liked All the Real Girls so much that I re-watched the movie with the Director's commentary on. I thought only movie geeks did that :ph43r:

Looking forward to George Washington, by the same director.
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Posted 23 March 2004 - 03:05 PM

We rented Wasabi (Luc Besson directed Jean Reno stars) over the weekend and laughed ourselves silly. You have to be in the mood for it. It's sort of a French Lethal Weapon with Jean Reno as the Mel Gibson character, except that he punches everyone instead of shooting everything.

One of his co stars is a Japanese Pop Star who was part of the enjoyment for me. She's normally this cutesy pouty thing that sings, acts, and does commercials (well doesn't do any of the three very well but this is the life of a Japanese pop star) and seeing her speak french was surreal... I wonder if they dubbed her.

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Posted 23 March 2004 - 04:05 PM

I find these days that I never watch a movie I wouldn't buy.
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Posted 23 March 2004 - 04:17 PM

I never buy a movie I wouldn't watch. :ph43r:
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Posted 23 March 2004 - 04:40 PM

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Posted 23 March 2004 - 08:37 PM

I liked All the Real Girls so much that I re-watched the movie with the Director's commentary on. I thought only movie geeks did that :ph43r:

Looking forward to George Washington, by the same director.

Have you seen The Truth about Tully? I'd be interested to hear how All the Real Girls compares.

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 03:22 PM

I'm watching Fellini: I'm a born liar - an interview/documentary featuring the maestro reminiscing. Had to break off before the end due to weariness, but I'm enjoying it a lot. In addition to the interview with Fellini and co-workers, and clips from the movies, there's a lot of footage of Fellini on the set. I didn't realise how hands-on he was: he's physically on top of every scene, controlling his actors' every movement, and apparently rewriting the dialogue off the top of his head.

Of course, he never stops performing - he knows there's a camera on him. I admire his work more and more.
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#8 g.johnson

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 03:31 PM

Lost in Translation. I know there are a lot of fans of this movie but I found it slow, shallow and cliched in its depiction of the Japanese, if not actually racist.
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Posted 24 March 2004 - 03:45 PM

I was expecting L in T to like be it was, but it was more disappointing than I anticipated. The script made me cringe, especially the dialogue bettween Johansson and her husband. Someone said on another board, I think, that they felt Murray had phoned in his part. I agree. I realize he's supposed to be jaded, but his acting wasn't convincing.

I liked the cinematography, though.
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Posted 24 March 2004 - 04:52 PM

in the cut i rented this because it's a jane campion film. i admit that i found it pretty sexy. i absolutely detest meg ruin, but i thought she gave a brave and real performance--hats off to her for not having her breasts lifted. but the film itself? i don't know. my husband asked, Why did Campion want to make this film? that is the question.

thirteen it's getting a lot of attention-- young nicki reed co-wrote it, which supposedly makes it realistic. i may be naive. perhaps in urban cosmopolitan areas kids are growing up faster and living more recklessly. i know parenting is a dying art. but i couldn't buy the premise that "normal" 7th graders go from playing with barbies to having sex with drug dealers. no one at school noticed that the former nerd was suddenly failing and running her mouth in class? and i hear oprah is promoting the film as a sort of primer for concerned parents, but it seems like the concerned parents have the least to worry about. which brings me to holly hunter's role: she's a kinda half-assed mom who really loves her kids and wants to do well. i ended up feeling sorry for her because even though she was living an unconventional life, she was trying to do the right thing for her kids. i had a hard time believing the "contempt" her daughter developed towards her. anyway.

rabbit proof fence this is about the relocation of "half-castes" in australia throughout the first half of the 20th century--another reminder of such human cruelty--and perserverance in the face of it. what a beautiful film--what a delicious break from the usual crap coming out of hollywod--a true story about courage and loyalty and determination, beautifully shot and expertly cast. the little girls' performances were amazing. i recommend this to EVERYONE.

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 06:01 PM

I liked Lost in Translation very much.

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 06:30 PM

My admiration for Lost in Translation is boundless, but there you go.
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Posted 24 March 2004 - 07:47 PM

in the cut i rented this because it's a jane campion film. i admit that i found it pretty sexy. i absolutely detest meg ruin, but i thought she gave a brave and real performance--hats off to her for not having her breasts lifted. but the film itself? i don't know. my husband asked, Why did Campion want to make this film? that is the question.


rabbit proof fence this is about the relocation of "half-castes" in australia throughout the first half of the 20th century--another reminder of such human cruelty--and perserverance in the face of it. what a beautiful film--what a delicious break from the usual crap coming out of hollywod--a true story about courage and loyalty and determination, beautifully shot and expertly cast. the little girls' performances were amazing. i recommend this to EVERYONE.

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I recently saw both of these movies and had very simillar reactions. I love Jane Campion, but was hesitant to see this because of Meg Ryan. Mark Ruffalo on the other hand...

Everyone listen to stella and go see Rabbit Proof Fence.
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Posted 24 March 2004 - 07:55 PM

Stella--Thirteen is real. I've lived it. Captured the suburban angst ridden quiet desperation of youth very well. Girls from so-called "good families" also. I've witnessed some heart breaking behaviors from my daughters junior high friends. It's the main reason she attended a Catholic school.

edit: where are my manners. Welcome :)
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#15 stellabella

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 09:21 PM

Stella--Thirteen is real. I've lived it. Captured the suburban angst ridden quiet desperation of youth very well. Girls from so-called "good families" also. I've witnessed some heart breaking behaviors from my daughters junior high friends. It's the main reason she attended a Catholic school.

edit: where are my manners. Welcome :)

i do believe you--i just found some of it hard to believe. like i said, i think it is because of where i live. i did like it--inasmuch as one can like such a film. it made me kinda sick, though.

and...thank you! glad to be here!