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Originally posted by idlero idlero wrote:

didn't like



anyway, great performance of Natalie Portman
I just hated it ... but yes, Natty did a very good job.
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Originally posted by dreadpirateroberts dreadpirateroberts wrote:


Originally posted by Amilisom Amilisom wrote:

I saw The Hobbit a couple weeks ago. To be honest I was pretty disappointed.

On another note, I saw the Tarantino movie "Django Unchained", and was surprised at how much I liked it. It's certainly not for everybody, though. Lots of blood.
LOL That sounds like Tarantino, huh? I'm interested in seeing Django Unchained, absolutely. I think the Hobbit might be a bit disappointing for me, personally - for one, as I don't think it needs to be a trilogy. But I'll go see it and have a look, what was it specifically that you didn't enjoy, Amilisom? The acting? CGI? Did they change too much? Curious, as I reckon I'll go see it soon


First of all, they attempted to combine the original light-hearted tone of the Hobbit book with the darker tone of the Lord of the Rings. The result was silly and strange at times, and led to too much unnecessary corny violence (almost slapstick humor, in a way) that wasn't in the book. Also added was a man-to-man conflict between Thorin Oakenshield and some random Ork leader who looks like the character Killface from the show Frisky Dingo. Now, I would be fine with this Ork leader if he were a cool bad guy that actually had substance to him. In this case, he's terribly one-dimensional.

For the sake of making three films, they incorporated extra elements of a side-plot that somebody told me came from Tolkien's unpublished works. I personally felt like it took away from the original simplicity of the original Hobbit story.

Then there's the music. From what I remembered hearing, the music seemed to be just recycled material from the Lord of the Rings. Theme variation is fine by me, but there were specific moments that in my opinion almost ruined the original soundtrack by applying them to less-epic scenes.

But this is just me being a picky critic, and as my signature says at the bottom of every post...
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Watched "Django Unchained" earlier today - great Tarantino work, really better than Kill Bill for example
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Did anyone see the French silent film "The Artist" that came out last year? The movie takes place in California from 1927-1933ish and the soundtrack is really good. Very American sounding, in fact.
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great concept, could have been a great movie, somehow it gets lost on the way...
I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again ...
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Watched "Trance" last week - neo-noir thriller, not great but better than you can expect



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Watched Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu "Birdman" earlier today - in small art-cinema with just 70+ seats,no pop-corn and pleasant luxury to take cup of coffee(china,no plastic) with you from inside cafe right to the film. Excellent story about Broadway (and partially Hollywood) backstage with some colorful New York atmosphere.  Michael Keaton (who I generally don't like from Batman times) was great, but biggest surprise was a great music - all movie is full of perfectly recorded in 5.1 format Mexican drummer Antonio Sanchez (member of Pat Metheny Group) solos, lyrical,cinematic and very right in place. Sanchez plays himself (or better to say just plays drums when filmed) more than once in different film moments and he/his music is important part of that special Broadway/New Your atmosphere. On return home just find out that movie soundtrack was released last year  by Milan Records

Birdman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


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Miles Ahead

Gorgeous, refreshingly honest tapestry of the grandmaster at his best and worst, lovingly led and directed by Don Cheadle in one of the finest impersonations I've ever seen.   Full of the best of Davis' music and frantically paced, Miles Ahead is a deep long drink from a bottle of the hard stuff and will appeal to both jazz lovers and non fans.


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Doctor Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch does his best American accent as Stephen Strange, brilliant surgeon who is taught the astrodimensional arts by an ancient mystic after suffering a career-ending accident.   Tilda Swinton is perfectly cast as the mysterious Ancient One and Mads Mikkelsen never better as evil Kaecilius.   Filled with spectacular Escher-like visuals and a powerful score, Doctor Strange may be forgiven its fairly simple plot and is among a handful of films I would recommend seeing in 3D (if not IMAX).   Easily the best fantasy-adventure of the year, maybe the best thing from Marvel Studios so far.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Feb 2017 at 1:20am
Watched yesterday night -  


another Jim Jarmusch (the director of "Coffee And Cigarettes" among many others) nice small movie - this time about bus driver in small American town Paterson (filmed in real Paterson,NJ). Paterson is not only the name of town but driver's name as well. Meditative story about small place where happens nothing or lot of small things depending on point of view.  And yes - bus driver writes a poetry...


"Patterson" received some European nominations and prizes, not sure about American critics/films lovers

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American neo-western "Hell Or High Water" as part of annual Vilnius Film Festival program. Two brothers robber banks in small town in nowadays rural Texas. Two Texas rangers (one of them - Jeff Bridges) try to catch them. Classic story, classic movie - fortunately without even trying to look like 60s-70s remake. Great music- country and other Americana, great sound. The movie is really better than it looks on paper.

Biggest impression - how modern rural Texas is similar to Texas from half of century ago. By some new trucks and LCD TV sets one can understand that everything happens in XXI century, but small towns, people houses, clothes, way of thinking - all didn't changed at all for decades. Some nice humor scenes too.


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"Free Fire" - C-list movie with Scorsese as executive producer, bold and fun, Tarantino-influenced but far not same class. Nice 70s fashion, great sound, some nice music, from Creedence to free jazz sax improvs 


 





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quite interesting movie about rural America (seriously doubt if someone in the world is still interested in LA/"American dream"/"big city lights" kind of production) with roots,Joan Baez/country music, humor and far not so simply questions/ansvers as it looks from the surface


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it looks already everything has been said about racial discrimination in US in last century but "Green Book" is a movie that does it its own way

great music, very intimate story, lot of humor and heart - it works


 
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I like horror movies, now re-watching this 

A Quiet Place




STORYLINE: A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound. source 

Totally enjoyed this one and I pray they make a sequel! Very emotional!

Also Halloween (2018) is worth watching if you love horrors. 



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