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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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Watched "Trance" last week - neo-noir thriller, not great but better than you can expect



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote idlero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Mar 2013 at 2:53pm

great concept, could have been a great movie, somehow it gets lost on the way...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Amilisom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Feb 2013 at 3:33pm
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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Feb 2013 at 4:44pm
Watched "Django Unchained" earlier today - great Tarantino work, really better than Kill Bill for example
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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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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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Unbreakable.

A very puzzling affair that might have been intended by the scriptwriter/producer/director of the work M. Night Shyamalan as an attempt to make a very realistic sci-fi-based drama, but, of course, I may be wrong about his intentions. There seem to be somewhat convoluted ideas diluted in what at first thought may seem like filler, whereas those "filler" scenes simply function as links between the more important ones. Also, it appears that the mastermind behind the film wanted to bring out certain issues such as family problems, the presence and the functioning of the mentally ill in our society, and such. But to what end? And if I'm wrong, then, in the end, I have no idea what all this "superhero in the real world" stuff means.

Did I like the movie overall? I thought it was OK, though I want to believe that its quality is beyond my enjoyment.
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The two below are from PA:

The Mission.

Simplicity + Essence = Brilliance.

This one is brilliant, brilliant, brilliant in every way. Many ideas in this film are delivered visually and verbally in a very simple, yet thought-out fashion. Now, I don't really know how accurate are the details about the customs of the natives, their appearances, and such in the film, so I don't find myself eligible to discuss this particular part. The rest of the film is just something one cannot pin down. The script is downright-solid, no bulls$%t. I just wish I could quote oh-so-many lines. And it's like as if a couple of characters could read my mind on the issue of cultural conversion. Morricone was definitely the man for the soundtrack job. Of course, De Niro and Irons were the ... (ahem ... I'm not gonna use the word "stars"; I'm gonna go with "excellent lead actors") ... excellent lead actors who really put their effort into the parts they were doing. The camera work was adequate (the sole Oscar-winner for the film, though). The landscapes were simply gorgeous. The battle scene was done with utter sense of humanity, but it's not the only exclamation mark in the whole movie.

Overall, top-notch.  This guy Roland Joffé surely knew how to shoot a good one.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dreadpirateroberts Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jan 2013 at 10:56pm
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
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Amilisom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jan 2013 at 10:24pm
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.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Dec 2012 at 1:50am
The last movie I watched was " 7 Psychopaths"  (a few weeks ago). Mix of Tarantino and Guy Ritchie, one of seven psycho is Tom Waits ( a guy with white rabbit) 



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LOL That's bizarre, I'm not a huge fan of flying anyway. So seeing that kind of thing would probably send me home. 
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That would about do it for me and flying, that's quite an image. LOL

I was in an airport lobby in Atlanta once and they were showing a movie at the bar that had a plane crashing through the airport and I thought what a weird movie to show people who are about to get on a plane. the bartender agreed with me, but i can't remember if he changed the channel or not.
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Yeah, it did. It was pretty neat.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Dec 2012 at 7:39pm
No, I don't go to many movies these days. 
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I recently saw the film "Flight", it was alright, I like Denzel Washington. Has anyone else seen it?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Abraxas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2012 at 2:54pm
Also, just watched:

That Obscure Object of Desire by Luis Buñuel: I was surprised by how down-to-earth it was, I thought it would be a surreal fest like the movies he did not long before this. It was good, interesting (and innovating) that there are two actresses for one role. Pretty minimalistic in characters and plot, very few social/political/religious criticism.

Yep, Buñuel, Allen and Godard are favourites of mine. I should go on and watch stuff I haven't seen at all haha, like Hitchock, Truffaut, etc. Oh dear.
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Last films I've watched:

Bananas by Woody Allen: early Allen is pretty fun, more bizarre, very 70's-ish with the music and topics. Recommended.

Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard: one of the classics of the French New Wave. The acting is great, it's not very experimental as later Godard films, so I think anyone with a tiny interest in Cinema can enjoy this. Simple plot with great scenes and dialogues. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2012 at 4:03am
Last weekend watched on big screen Woody Allen's new movie "To Rome With Love". Classic Allen, already usual for him European destination (not Paris but Rome this time), lot of his usual tricks, but film is not boring at all. I like Allen's films even if he started to repeat himself too often

 

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