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Post  eventide82 on Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:16 am

Yeah, she was really great in Easy Virtue, but unmemorable in most other things.
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Post  inversed on Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:47 am

Hesher: what the hell was that? I have no idea if the audience was supposed to like Hesher, because he was a horrible and destructive person whose only redeeming quality was that he was kind of nice to the grandma. I could kind of write off the kid and the dad's total non-reactions to him because of their situation, but Natalie Portman's reaction actually offended me. The guy terrifies you in his car, tells you unbelievably crude stories, breaks into a pool, shoves you in, destroys a ton of property and SETS SHIT ON FIRE, then deserts you and you not only sit there and let it happen but you
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sleep with him?
Why?? Because he helped you out when a guy was yelling at you? NO THAT IS NOT OKAY.

But I guess he's a hero because he's just SO METAL and
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got the kid and the dad to realize What They Truly Had In Each Other.
Ugh, spare me. I trusted you, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and this is what I got!! Between this and Premium Rush, you are On Notice. At least Premium Rush didn't make me actively angry.

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Post  puddingcup on Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:45 am

Speaking of JGL, I just saw (500) Days of Summer last night. It was cute, like everybody said. I particularly appreciated that the movie avoided predictability,
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most notably because they didn't end up together (though Summer's insta-marriage was pretty harsh, ouch). But also that JGL's character didn't achieve instant career success by Following His Dreams.
I've never seen Minka Kelly in anything before, but thought she was miscast. Her voice is a little creepy, and she was so generic in her small part.

It felt like Zooey D didn't "act" at all. That is totally how I imagine she's like in real life, down to the clothes and style.

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Post  Raksha on Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:20 am

Today I saw The Science of Sleep. WTF did I just watch? Gael Garcia Bernal, you are a sexy, charming mofo, but this movie was weird as shit.
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Post  PineappleGirl on Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:53 pm

Finally (and I mean finally!) caught up with "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset," both of which had been on my list for ages. DELIGHTFUL. So lovely. I'm almost scared to watch "Before Midnight" because I feel like these two movies are so perfect and I know "Midnight" has like a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes so I'm sure it's great too, but these are just so lovely. And I never like Ethan Hawke in anything, and I loved him in these.
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Post  inversed on Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:25 pm

Beasts of the Southern Wild, WOW. I had put off watching it because I'd been told it was relentlessly dark and depressing and full of child abuse, but I didn't get that at ALL. Of course there's poverty, and Wink is not what you'd call an ideal father, but overall I felt the movie was pretty affirming about the power of community and the determination of childhood. I already thought Quvenzhane Wallis was awesome because of the way she stood her ground about her name (and her dog purse), but now I see why she was getting the attention in the first place.

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Post  Red Wolf on Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:47 am

Now You See Me. Fun movie. However, it had a really dopey twist to it. That, or maybe I need to watch again. However, I can't be bothered watching again, I'm going to claim it was a dopey twist. Also, that ending. I'm not sure what it was about...

Also, Isla Fisher is Australian! Can't we have one Hollywood movie with an Australian playing an Australian? We either get Aussies playing Americans, British, Aesir, and the like, or the other way around. Every other white actor tries to do an Aussie accent and fails by quite some distance. It irritates me no end.

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Post  salamandersam on Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:14 pm

Saturday night I escaped the craziness at home by going to a friends and watching Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. It was so stupid and filled with inaccuracies regarding language, etc. And I kind of loved it. I needed something stupid and fun to take my mind off of things and it worked. I especially liked the humor of drawings of children on the milk bottles and the hotness that are Gemma Aterton and Jeremy Renner.

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Post  bookworm on Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:35 pm

I rented The Sapphires this weekend, and I really liked it. The plot sometimes felt like there was a bit too much going on, but it had a good heart, and I really enjoyed the music and performances.
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Post  Snarryfan on Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:53 pm

Olympus Has Fallen. Better than White House Down as the movie is Die Hard in the White House. Gerry Butler had coke bloat, Melissa Leo had terrible hair, and poor Morgan Freeman. Can he be President in a movie where everything is going ok? The movie is really violent, head shots everywhere, but that makes the tension work unlike White House Down which couldn't really follow through on making the bad guys bad due to the PG-13 rating.
Overall though, it did exactly what I wanted it to.

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Post  QueenSix on Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:41 pm

Oblivion. I liked the film and I thought this was one of Tom Cruise's more believable roles. It was entertaining sci-fi as opposed to anything ground breaking but that's fine.

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Post  whatthedeuce on Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:35 pm

That's the first positive review I've read about Oblivion. I was semi-interested in seeing it when I saw previews months ago, but then it got such poor word of mouth that I skipped it when it hit theaters.

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Post  PrincessCleo on Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:18 pm

Someone the other day was saying that it did turn out better than Elysium, so there's that, I guess?
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Post  QueenSix on Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:22 pm

Oh it's no classic and there were some instances that were a bit stretching it and weren't fully explained. But it passed the time nicely which was really all I wanted.

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Post  blixie on Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:57 pm

I watched Damsels in Distress, and it was an utter delight, not least of all because Dukie from The Wire was in it and I realized he and Jay Bucharel are like twins. In any case I hope to see him in more stuff, glad to see Whit Stillman eventually recovered from the Last Days of Disco misstep. Greta Gerwig continues to be one of my favorite working young actresses, I love that she went from Whitman to Baumbach, it's like going from Howard Beach to Crown Heights, from the living room to the dining room!

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Post  Gallifrey Girl on Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:54 pm

I have had The Road sitting on my DVR for - literally! - a couple of years. I'd heard it was bleak but good, and I like Viggo. But it sat there, as I was never in the mood. I finally turned to it this weekend, and good grief, it's not bleak, it's BLEAK. Man. I gave it an hour, and then kind fast forwarded with occassional stops until the end. Sorry, Viggo!

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Post  Snarryfan on Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:58 pm

The remake of Red Dawn. Not as bad as I thought. Chris Hemsworth is hot and Peeta Mellark gets to shout WOLVERINES!!

However, the dad does not get the chance to shout AVENGE ME!! from inside the re-education camp. That would have made it awesome.

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Post  Raksha on Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:12 pm

In spite of the fact that I find male strippers to be one of the least sexy things ever, I decided to go ahead and watch Magic Mike. It was alright and I did like watching Channing Tatum dance. But good heavens, the love interest was dreadful! Such a dour, judgemental presence. Just awful.
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Post  whatthedeuce on Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:27 pm

Cody Horn is almost unanimously pinpointed as the worst part of that movie. I think "dour" really is the most apt adjective for her. Homegirl gives good bitchface though. I'll give her that.

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Post  Carrie Ann on Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:59 pm

The actress gets a lot of crap, and I'm not going to defend her, but I think the character was just poorly conceived. The part was written that way and Soderbergh could have directed her to play it differently if he wanted something else. It makes you wonder why he wouldn't notice how much she brings the whole thing down.
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Post  Coneycat on Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:10 am

I don't know why I liked her, but I did. Actually, I think I liked her because I had the feeling she'd been fighting her brother's self-destructiveness for a long time, and I kept thinking she deserved to not feel responsible for him and angry at herself for not being able to fix him. I have no idea what I'd think if I saw it again.

[I like to imagine that after the events of the movie Mike went off to community college, took a course to become a licensed practical nurse, got a job in a nursing home where all the old people just loved him, and eventually did a nursing degree and put his need to HELP to good use.]

Speaking of downers, I watched The Great Escape last night-- how I've never seen it in its entirety before is beyond me. I was glad I'd looked up spoilers beforehand or I'd have been a bit of a mess.

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Post  puddingcup on Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:07 pm

Up. I am a grinch, and didn't enjoy the animated films that came out when I was growing up (Disney princesses, etc.), so I have a bias against them. But I loved the Incredibles, and loved this one too. It was so beautiful.

Have to admit though that the impossibility of the helium balloons kept bothering me, because it was repeatedly critical to the plot. The animation of the house and balloons was so gorgeous. Other silly plotholes that bothered me:
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How is Muntz so young-looking and active at almost 100 years old? And if Muntz is such a genius that he can invent dog language to human language translator, and train them to COOK, why can't he capture a stupid bird in 70 years? And where did all the dogs come from anyway, in what looked like every breed, no less?

The wordless summary of Carl and Ellie's relationship in the beginning was so beautiful. The DVD had a short film of Dug's history, which was also silly fun and at the same time surprisingly poignant. Russell and Carl adorable together.

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Post  Cynara on Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:04 pm

Snarryfan wrote:Peeta Mellark gets to shout WOLVERINES!!
Sold.

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Post  whatthedeuce on Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:43 am

Coneycat, I didn't think Cody was a great actress, but like you, I sympathized with the sister having to worry about her dumb fuck of a little brother. I imagine I'd be harsher towards the world were I in her position. Hell, I tend to act like an asshole a lot even though I've had it rather easy in life.

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Post  eventide82 on Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:00 pm

I watched Ruby Sparks over the weekend and it was interesting enough, though I found it a little slow in some parts. However, I did appreciate that

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the story didn't end with the "he wakes up and it's all a dream" thing I was expecting.

Paul Dano is a great actor though, and the girl playing Ruby Sparks was quite sweet (and wrote the screenplay, I learned yesterday).
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