nechesh3 February 2011 at 3:37pmPosts: 1111 (0 today)Status: offline
True Grit was pretty awesome. . .
Rev Bob3 February 2011 at 3:41pmPosts: 2229 (0 today)Status: offline
I finally got around to finishing "True Grit". . . my DVD player was giving me fits.
Good flick. I watched the original last weekend, in anticipation of watching the re-make. It'd be interesting to know which version is closer to the original story.
4 outta 5 cowboy hats. Rev approved.
For some reason I never got around to watching any of the Bourne Identity Films.
I saw a good deal on a blue ray box set and have been pleasantly surprised by the stylish cinematography and content on offer.
Two Down, one to go
Little rainbow6 February 2011 at 10:54pmPosts: 3970 (0 today)Status: offline
The king's speech, fun but not astonishing.
rise28 February 2011 at 11:04amPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
Finally I had a look at 'Pina'by Wim Wenders.
It is a special thank to Pina, who died 2009, from her ensemble.
All interesting and lifefull woman and man. They report about their ballett-life,which seemed to be a close family, and show parts of their dance-pieces like Cafe MÃ¼ller and Vollmond in the Wuppertal-surrounding-The 3Dversion was sometimes thrilling, when the Schwebebahn was shown.
All in all a very Wim Wenders , calm, close to actors(dancers) and emotions. Good!
Wim Wenders is proposed as Bayreuth-Director- I think he is not quit sure about it, maybe he does not want to get the alltime-compagnion of Angela Merkel in the front-row as at the Berlinale.
Moonchild28 February 2011 at 2:10pmPosts: 21 (0 today)Status: offline
The Awakenings starring Robin Williams and Robert de Niro. 10/10 -a highly underrated film.
t.b.28 February 2011 at 5:05pmPosts: 2402 (1 today)Status: offline
Dressed To Kill from BRIAN DE PALMA
Moonchild28 February 2011 at 10:48pmPosts: 21 (0 today)Status: offline
Who's seen Donnie Darko?
rise1 March 2011 at 7:19pmPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
I've not seen it, Moonchild, and I don't want to see it I think , because in wikipedia it seems to be a film that would turn me down.I hate cruelty in films specially that, which is only for the effect.
I know ,when I was 16, I loved Wherter's Leiden, the film,but now I think, it's really dangerous to young people who are unhappy. After Goethe had written it, he became famous and it began an increasing of suicids in Europe! =
Time of Awakening I also liked,though I especially remember,that the nails and hair grow to fast, because they became too bad food in the clinic.
Michael Caine had a very ambigious role in Dressed to Kill, a realshockerfilm for me,but good.
t.b.1 March 2011 at 7:48pmPosts: 2402 (1 today)Status: offline
-Sie KÃ¼ssten Und Sie Schlugen Ihn
-Les Quatre Cents Coups
-The 400 Blows
TG was the only Oscar nominated film I've had the chance to see. Well, Gasland as well- a documentary about the gas industry and their relentless pursuit to destroy nature communities using a method known as "fracking." Please see this important film. I did order the film that won in that category about our corrupt banking industry-
And after that I think I'm going to need a pick-me-upper.
How bout a DVD of the New Blood shows-yeah, that otta at least help soothe the pain.
The Soil1 March 2011 at 8:23pmPosts: 1894 (0 today)Status: offline
Oh my god, I haven't seen Gasland, but I've seen docus about this "fracking" stuff, PBJ. It's horrible. With people even having fire come out of their water taps. ith the water poisoned by the gas. This MUST stop. But since everyone in America seems to want a "small government", nobody's gonna do anything about those awful big gas companies. They want to start with the fracking over here too. I hope the European Union will prohibit it, but chances are they won't.
Moonchild, I liked The Awakenings. Even though it's been years since I saw that one. I've seen Donnie Darko too. But I don't really like it, as it just doesn't make much sense. It has some hilarious moments though. For example the way Donnie behaves towards the Patrick Swayze character.
The Soil1 March 2011 at 8:27pmPosts: 1894 (0 today)Status: offline
Rise, have you seen Small World by now? How did you like it? I think I won't watch it, as I've read the book and I'm sure they changed the story so much for the film, that it will be disappointing for me.
evoulini1 March 2011 at 9:09pmPosts: 1750 (0 today)Status: offline
I saw American Psycho(2000 I think) a couple of days ago. Creepy!
The Soil1 March 2011 at 9:26pmPosts: 1894 (0 today)Status: offline
Haha Evoulini. "Do you like Phil Collins?" I find it weird how Collins' music has a central part in this film. What message is it trying to get across with that?
K'Ehleyr1 March 2011 at 10:10pmPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
Just saw Red, Helen Mirren kicks ass! Keith Urban from Lord of the Rings, was sexy in it and Bruce Willis was good too - a great action flick.
rise2 March 2011 at 10:22amPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
Yes I had seen Small World, it was a very good film and as I heard better than the book. I'm not so fond of Martin Suter anyway.Too lifestylish- adapted for my taste!
evoulini2 March 2011 at 3:22pmPosts: 1750 (0 today)Status: offline
I wondered about that too, Soil, that's why I saw the movie in the first place. And for Cristian Bale , of course. :-] I still don't understand how a guy like the one in this movie could relate with music like Genesis and Phil Collins. I don't know, do you have any thoughts?
Moonchild2 March 2011 at 7:48pmPosts: 21 (0 today)Status: offline
Rise, are you sure you were reading about the right film? Donnie Darko doesn't have much violenceâ€¦
The Soil3 March 2011 at 5:19pmPosts: 1894 (0 today)Status: offline
Well Evoulini, I always wondered if the Phil Collins thing is only in the movie or if it's in the book by B. Easton Ellis, which I have not read, too. Maybe he wanted to say, that only an insane sociopath would be a fan of Phil's music. Lol, just kidding. But I still wonder.
Rise, I only read Small World, because we had to read it for school many years ago. I found it boring the first time because I HAD to read it then. Later after I finished school I read it again and found it quite interesting. I'm not really a Suter fan either though. Even though I read his book "Die dunkle Seite des Mondes" afterwards too. I've seen his new book is being HATED by the critics. I wonder if it's really that bad. He seems to write about rich Swiss people and people going mad in all of his books though.
But maybe this would fit more into the book thread.