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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush View Post
    Looking forward to watching There Will Be Blood, The Driving Bell and The Butterfly, Once, Persepolis, Jesse James, Michael Clayton, Savages, Away From Her, Romance and Cigarettes among others in due course.
    Interested to hear what people think of this. The Assassination of Jesse James that is.

    I was dying to see it when it was at the cinema here but circumstances didn't really allow it, and it had a brief run even in the arthouse cinemas. I'm convinced it'll be excellent, the subject matter appeals to me, it has a promising cast, the director did one of my favourite films, and to top it off Nick Cave did the score. Anyway, aside from generally positive media reviews I've not heard anything specific. Basically, nobody I know has seen it.
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    Watched Charlie Wilsons War last night, the premise of the storyline is a bit thin, and the whole Afghan War is almost glossed over at times, but apart from that, the script and the dialogue is very good. Hoffman almost steals the show with his laid back character.
    If the film was an extra half an hour, and put a bit more in regarding the development of the war and Wilson's role in it (rather than 2 min of quick glimpses of him getting more congressional cash) i'd give it a good 9.5/10, as it is i'm going for 8.5/10. Expect to be entertained rather than educated.

    Hoffman really does look a shoe in for that supporting actor oscar on his performance though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    Interested to hear what people think of this. The Assassination of Jesse James that is.

    I was dying to see it when it was at the cinema here but circumstances didn't really allow it, and it had a brief run even in the arthouse cinemas. I'm convinced it'll be excellent, the subject matter appeals to me, it has a promising cast, the director did one of my favourite films, and to top it off Nick Cave did the score. Anyway, aside from generally positive media reviews I've not heard anything specific. Basically, nobody I know has seen it.
    Yeah, I have been really looking forward to watching the movie for a fair bit as well. Will be watching within the next couple of days and will let you know how I find it...

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    Saw Cloverfield and No Country for Old Men yesterday evening. Two somewhat surprising endings for me.

    Cloverfield was great. I wasn't a massive fan of the Blair Witch Project's style of using a handcam as the only source, but it did the job fantastically. The acting was decent, I suppose - sometimes it seemed a little fake or extreme but hey, it is an action flick (if not your typical one).

    No Country for Old Men was almost the exact opposite. Fantastic acting, great story but then... then it ended. I think everyone in the cinema was having the same reaction. Dead quiet and then a couple of murmurs of "What?" and "Huh?" going on. Maybe it was meant to be a bit artsy but I found the ending didn't satisfy me. It certainly didn't meet my expectations after seeing it fly into the top 20 of the IMDb's all time rankings. Wish there was more to it, but oh well.

    EDIT: After reading over a lot of explanations of the movie, I suppose I did get those bits but just didn't find them good enough reasons to make a movie. I feel this movie was one that could have been so much more, and that the small themes that went with it are, well, rather boring to me. Oh well.
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    Went to the movies today with a few things in mind, ended up seeing Sweeney Todd. Wasn't bad, very nice to look at and had some cute bits, but ultimately I could have missed out on it and it wouldn't have mattered. Basically the way I feel about every Tim Burton film.

    No Country For Old Men and Charlie Wilson's War are the other two I want to see. Hopefully I'll catch them in the next couple of weeks.

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    ^ Except for the original Batman flick by Tim Burton. You have to see that, if only so you can go on the Batman ride in the 90s at Movie World on the Gold Coast.
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    Just finished watching American Gangster.

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    Haha, summed up brilliantly I think.

    Plus, Denzel did his routine (and yet always awesome) rant where he's calm, then starts getting incredibly pissed off and yells, and then is calm again (and pours himself some tea).

    So good. Plus no one says the words "Shiiiiiit" and "My man" better than Denzel.

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    Nah Forrest Whitaker does IMO.
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    Problem with Whitaker is in every role previous to The Last King of Scotland he's been a pansy. In Phone Booth and Panic Room I felt like yelling "harden the **** up "

    Even when Denzel is a bit of a softy (Crimson Tide, The Siege) he's still got a mean streak.

    Plus, Denzel > Whitaker's lazy eye

    I kid of course, Whitaker is a very talented actor. Good to see his career taking off.

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    I totally forgot he was in Phone Booth actually, love that film.

    He was great in The Last King of Scotland, that's the only thing I can distinctly remember him in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Problem with Whitaker is in every role previous to The Last King of Scotland he's been a pansy. In Phone Booth and Panic Room I felt like yelling "harden the **** up "
    True. He camped it up more than Kenneth Williams on heat in Species
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    Never thought I'd live to say this, but I just saw a worse movie tonight than Joe's Apartment.

    Sweeney Todd.

    They were busting out into song, rather than just normal dialogue.

    Depp is one weird, weird piece of work.



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