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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sb24ws2005 wrote:
My wife and I rented "A Single Man" with Colin Firth playing a professor who just lost his long-time partner. Firth is quite good in the movie, especially given how much acting he does without even speaking. Kind of a downer of a movie, but well made and engaging.


Well worth watching!!! Firth was my pick for Acting Oscar last year, but realized that not enough Academy members would have seen the movie to give him a chance (besides the given that it was Bridges year to win)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Depends.... If it's a director that I like, I'll see a film regardless. If it's a film that is playing at the Camelview 5 that looks intriguing, I'll likely see it. If I decided to write up a review on a film, I'd rather do so on the more obscure films that fewer people see anyway.

Mainstream films I don't usually rush to see (they will be around for a while if any good, and the crowds will be smaller if you don't rush to see them opening weekend). It's not that I "trust" all critics... but if I see an overwhelming negative critical response (like the one to M. Night Shyalaman's latest bomb), then I do NOT want to waste time and money on that kind of garbage.

Some of the more intriguing films are the ones with mixed reviews w/ critics either loving or hating it--those are ones I'll likely check out.

Life is too short to waste on bad movies (esp. when I'm almost as old as Stu), so getting some feedback from critics is useful.


At the risk of sounding to nosy I have to ask, why?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prosopis wrote:

At the risk of sounding to nosy I have to ask, why?


1. I'm not a mainstream fan, generally. Most of the films I see regularly screen at art house theaters or are indie/foreign films I have to see on DVD.

2. Most mainstream films have HUGE budgets to promote the film...no matter how poorly it's constructed

3. It's like rooting for the underdog... do what I can to promote more obscure films ... and many of those are much better than the big budget, generic Hollywood formula fare that dominates the cineplexes.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

moviegeekjn wrote:
Prosopis wrote:

At the risk of sounding to nosy I have to ask, why?


1. I'm not a mainstream fan, generally. Most of the films I see regularly screen at art house theaters or are indie/foreign films I have to see on DVD.

2. Most mainstream films have HUGE budgets to promote the film...no matter how poorly it's constructed

3. It's like rooting for the underdog... do what I can to promote more obscure films ... and many of those are much better than the big budget, generic Hollywood formula fare that dominates the cineplexes.


I understand these sentiments.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The Girl Who Played with Fire will be screening at the Camelview 5 starting this weekend. This the follow up movie to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.


Last week, I was home alone, my wife and kids were in SF visiting relatives, so my mom was like how about a dinner and a movie. Since she had read the Dragon Tattoo book, I suggested The Girl Who Played with Fire. Big mistake, no, the movie was not bad, but there were scenes of two girls making out, it was very graphic. So, I've now known what's like to watch porn with one's parents, yeah, I'm definitely scarred for life.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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moviegeekjn wrote:
The Girl Who Played with Fire will be screening at the Camelview 5 starting this weekend. This the follow up movie to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.


Last week, I was home alone, my wife and kids were in SF visiting relatives, so my mom was like how about a dinner and a movie. Since she had read the Dragon Tattoo book, I suggested The Girl Who Played with Fire. Big mistake, no, the movie was not bad, but there were scenes of two girls making out, it was very graphic. So, I've now known what's like to watch porn with one's parents, yeah, I'm definitely scarred for life.


Well, now I'm definitely going to go see it! Very Happy
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