Phaedrus3 March 2011 at 5:46pmPosts: 538 (0 today)Status: offline
watched "Zorba the Greek" this past weekend. 9 out of 10. anthony quinn was amazing. lila kedrova was great too, but the rest of the cast, including alan bates, were a little weak.
Zorba: "God has a very big heart but there is one sin he will not forgive (slaps table) if a woman calls a man to her bed and he will not go."
evoulini3 March 2011 at 7:11pmPosts: 1750 (0 today)Status: offline
Yeah, Soil, it's in the book, too, as it says in wikipedia(I haven't read the book either, nor I will :-] )
evoulini3 March 2011 at 7:13pmPosts: 1750 (0 today)Status: offline
Ace Rimmer3 March 2011 at 8:55pmPosts: 199 (0 today)Status: offline
Where the wild things are. Beautiful film! Oh, before you watch it - check out the book by Maurice Sendak on which it's based!
Soul Reader4 March 2011 at 3:53amPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
I have been watching Lisa Lings Documentaries all night on child slavery, prostitution, marriages in India. What these innocents go thru at such a young age is tragic and depressing. I feel frustration about the pain one human can inflict on another in this world. I want to find a way to help counter this but find that I am struggling on just how to do that. It is just such a huge task, but one I am willing to take on if given the chance.
rise4 March 2011 at 4:30pmPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
Yesterday saw "Marie Antoinette" on ARTE.Dofia Coppolla. Though all of pinky and sweety style for me a good and also serious film,which showed her personality- played by a natural acting Kirsten Dunst in a different light.Good music in it.
Soul Reader4 March 2011 at 8:12pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
Just finished watching "Instinct" with Anthony Hopkins. The movie is about a man who decides to live with Gorillas in the jungle and gets captured and sent to prision after beating up and then killing in self defense of his "Family". At least that is the quick outline of the movie. It's very moving and shows how humans ego leads us to think we have control over all other living things and weaker minds, and how accepting these animals were of his characture living amoung them in the wild.
Ellee5 March 2011 at 1:38pmPosts: 1016 (0 today)Status: offline
3D at its very best!
PINA, Dance, Dance otherwise we are lost
PINA is a feature-length dance film in 3D with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer, who died in the summer of 2009.
PINA is a film for Pina Bausch by Wim Wenders.
rise7 March 2011 at 10:10amPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
I've seen True Grit. A bit of bekiffter (hasheous) humour, but good actors and a true western in a new costum.
Fidelity7 March 2011 at 11:46amPosts: 313 (0 today)Status: offline
Just saw 500 Days of Summer, now I'm in love with Zooey Deschanel
K'Ehleyr7 March 2011 at 3:59pmPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
Soul Reader7 March 2011 at 6:18pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
Hmm, lets see. Yesterday I watched part of Superman II, and then Pandorum, Legion and then Dreamscape. There seems to be a lot of movies with Dennis Quaid on the movie channels lately. Does he have a movie coming out or something? Today I have to run several errands, so I will not be watching anything until later in the evening with my son (who has moved back in it seems).
rise8 March 2011 at 7:39pmPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
Has anybody seen already "Unknown Identity" with Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger?
The Title seems to be actual and it would be interesting for me to know something about it.
K'Ehleyr8 March 2011 at 8:07pmPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
The internet movie data base is a great place to find info about movies and tv show - the reviews rarely have spoilers - each movie and tv show has it's own message board
Here's a user review (I've already check the movie spoiler site about Unknown - I won't tell)
Despite his age, Neeson still has it in him
1 March 2011 | by jdkraus (Maineville, Ohio) â€“
Multiple people have compared this to Neeson's 2008 release of "Taken." Both have a similar concept; Liam goes on a fast-paced journey to retrieve something special that has been taken from him. This time it is not his daughter; it is his mind. Unlike "Taken," "Unknown" is more of a suspense mystery than an action flick.
There are some chases and fight scenes, but that is not the main focus. The movie's plot is focus and it is unique for it is unpredictable. We are confused like Neeson's character and there are times we don't know if he will succeed. There are multiple twists and unlike most mystery thrillers, it took me more than half through the film to figure it all out.
In short, "Unknown" is a fairly decent mystery thriller. Good performances. Good story for a mystery. Good music. Good cinematographyâ€”
I particularly like the whole gray, dreary atmosphere that reflects the film's location's bleak weather.
Good twists. Good suspenseâ€” the sound mixers must've had a kick in adding emphasis on sound effects to startle the audience.
The one thing I will note is that Liam Neeson is really showing his age. This is not necessarily a bad thing; on the contrary, it helps his character out.
It gets tiresome that Hollywood always uses the generic 30-something year old actor with smashing abs who is tossed into a terrible situation. It is nice to see an aging actor play an upper middle-aged man who has perhaps lost his mind while running away from people trying to kill him.
IMDB message board for PG
There's a silly thread there called "Peter, you're a big let down"
and another "He's dong bald" duh
someone replied "he wore a toupee from around 1987, but slowly started wearing less and less" I didn't know that
K'Ehleyr8 March 2011 at 8:11pmPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
sorry, I didn't actually post what the movie is about, this review should help
Finely Constructed Thriller Which Keeps You Guessing All the Way: Sort of Robert Ludlum Meets To Tell the Truth, 26 February 2011
Author: classicalsteve from Oakland, CA
I guess if you really want to put an American in a harsh situation, have him lose his memory in a foreign country. For Americans that's probably the closest thing to Hell on Earth, right up there with being denied Monday Night Football in Hi-Def. (Just kidding) A few films have similar premises of an American being a fish out of his own waters: "the Bourne Identity", "Frantic", and "Seven Days Seven Nights".
Hollywood is also replete with stories about people either losing their memories or simply being "lost" inside a political situation because of forces beyond their control, such as "the Changeling", Hitchcock's "Spellbound", "the Truman Show"; even "Total Recall" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" have similarities.
The one element that saves these movies is the premise of the main character being in essentially a "no win situation". Despite how contrived or "unrealistic" the whole plot is, if the character is interesting enough, and the situation compelling enough, then you tend to run with it.
Part of the fun is learning the greater story along with the character. It may have become a rather over-used plot devise, but it tends to work, in part because pieces of the puzzle can be thrown at the character without him understanding what it means.
"Unknown" falls into this category of a character being trapped in a situation he does not completely understand, and the story is told almost entirely from the his point of view.
After a near-death experience in Berlin, an American wakes up in a hospital room and his only knowledge is that he is Dr Martin Harris and he was there for a Biotech conference.
But he has lost his identification along the way, and no one seems to believe him. He even returns to the hotel where he was supposed to be staying and finds his wife.
Except his wife not only denies him but appears to be married to a man also by the name of Dr Martin Harris. Will the real Martin Harris please stand up? Starts to ring of a suspense version of the old television show "To Tell the Truth" where three people would claim they were the same person, and panelists would try to figure out who was the "real" person.
K'Ehleyr8 March 2011 at 11:49pmPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
Bladerunner revisited or Peter Gabriel in Recon
Author: Hurricane Smith from Nowhere
This is an underrated student film that is worth watching at least once. It is well made with obviously good production values. The performances by Charles Durning and Elizabeth PenÃ¡ are decent but the real interest would be, artist Peter Gabriel in the mysterious lead role.
The film does build up towards an ending that many will find unsatisfying but that doesn't mean it is bad though judging by the rating many have. The story is not much to talk about and isn't the film's strong point but that doesn't seem to have been the filmmaker's intention.
Instead it seems that Breck Eisner knew that he wasn't much of a screen writer and instead gave everything he had in the practical and visual department for his futuristic vision. The visuals, especially the effects and camera work is very good and the music creates an atmosphere that suits the films dark theme.
It's not original and following Peter Gabriel's downbeat detective into a near future might remind you of Blade Runner but only to a fairly low degree. Peter Gabriel suits as the shadowy figure that not unlike Harrison Ford's lead character finds out something he didn't expect.
The movie seems almost to be intended as an introduction to a longer film that never happened. If one doesn't expect something that it isn't it is worthwhile. I was very surprised when I saw it because I had never even heard that Peter Gabriel had appeared in a movie.
So I didn't feel cheated when it ended because it had more in common with some of the past's narrative-driven music videos then short films. The interactive approach was involving and using it in the beginning of the 90's connected it to the computer and interactive gaming experience that was about to happen. In the end this is your chance to see Peter Gabriel in a future noir and it will always fall short if you're looking for something else.
rise9 March 2011 at 6:53pmPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
evoulini13 March 2011 at 1:15pmPosts: 1750 (0 today)Status: offline
The Men Who Stare At Goats(2009). Quite funny, I can say.
Fidelity20 March 2011 at 11:50amPosts: 313 (0 today)Status: offline
I agree Evo, saw that recently.
I saw Fight Club yesterday after much warm recommendation, hated it.
Sure i get the message, but i just found myself repulsed by it.
Maybe i'm too young and haven't wasted my life yet.