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Screening Log 2005 - What did you watch this week?
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Jim Harper
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PostPosted: 11.20.2005 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danny Baldwin wrote:
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Of the new films, Taxi was the best; highly entertaining and well-constructed.


Whoa now...I didn't look at your actual list and assumed this was the Queen Latifah Taxi for a second there.




I can fully understand why that might have provoked a minor cardiac incident. *shudder*
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PostPosted: 11.20.2005 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Boondock Saints (2000)

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)



I was in Madison this weekend visiting my friend who's in college there and saw both these films.



I had wanted to see Kingdom of Heaven for a long time and while I thought it was decent it still disappointed me. Not in the sense that I can point out to you where the movie faltered, but just that it lacked.



On the other hand I absolutely fell in love with The Boondock Saints. Great acting, dialog, and plot make it one of my favorite movies I have seen in a long time. The lead singer in my band has a tattoo of the 2 words you see on the lead characters hands going down his side. Anyway, great film.



Best Quote ever...from this movie:



Quote:
Conner MacManus: Now you will receive us.



Murphy MacManus: We do not ask for your poor or your hungry.



Conner MacManus: We do not want your tired and sick.



Murphy MacManus: It is your corrupt we claim.



Conner MacManus: It is your evil that will be shot by us.



Murphy MacManus: With every breath we shall hunt them down.



Conner MacManus: Each day we will spill their blood until it rains down from the sky?s.



Murphy MacManus: Do not kill, do not rape, to not steal. These are principles, which every man of every faith can embrace.



Conner MacManus: These are not polite suggestions, these are codes of behavior and those of you that ignore them will pay the days cost.



Murphy MacManus: There are varying degrees of evil. We urge you lesser forms of filth not to push the bounds and cross over into true corruption, into our domain.



Conner MacManus: But if you do you, one day you will look behind you and you will see we three, and on that day, you will repent.



Murphy MacManus: And we will send you to whatever god you wish.



All three: And shepherds we shall be, for the my lord for the, power hath descended forth from thy hand. That our feet may swiftly carry out thy command. So we shall flow a river forth to the, and teeming with souls shall it ever be.



Il Duce: In nomine patrie



Conner MacManus: Et fili



Murphy MacManus: Et spiritu sancti

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PostPosted: 11.21.2005 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

11/14 ? 11/20/05



In preferential order:



Good Night, And Good Luck. (Clooney, USA 2005)

My Summer of Love (Pawlikowski, UK 2004)

Capote (Miller, USA 2005)

McLibel (Armstrong, UK 2005)

Darkness (Balaguero, USA 2005)



All of these had virtues, and the top three were all quite compelling. I'd like to especially mention Ray Wise's performance in Good Night, which I found very moving.



I'm continually amazed by how many people adore Boondock Saints. There must be something there, but I don't know what it is.



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PostPosted: 11.21.2005 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Capote (2005)

Compelling storytelling, as beltmann put it. I really liked this film. Great performances esp. from Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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PostPosted: 11.21.2005 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

11/14 - 11/20/05



Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Cuar?n, 2004) - You know, I never reviewed this one. I'll work on that one along with Goblet tonight. Anyway, it's a solid entry, although the condensing of the novel is apparent, and the film feels a bit disjointed. The scenes between Harry and Lupin add a nice human element to the fantasy.



Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Newell, 2005) - This is the best of the series so far behind Chamber of Secrets. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Again, condensing the novels is necessary, but it does wear some on the material. Full review



The Producers (Brooks, 1968) - One of my absolute favorites. Still love it.



The Producers (Stroman, 2005) - Full review
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PostPosted: 11.21.2005 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beltmann wrote:
I'm continually amazed by how many people adore Boondock Saints.




I've long avoided it because people with questionable taste in movies keep recommending it to me. Most of Boondock's fans seem to think that the greatest movies ever made are Reservoir Dogs, Fight Club, and Sin City. Not that those are bad movies (I like them), but if those are your holy trinity, well.... I'm sick of Boondock Saints and I haven't even seen it.
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PostPosted: 11.21.2005 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

on that list i only like Fight Club...so there.



PS...never knock on something you have not seen. If you see it and do not enjoy it, then I will love you forever my republican right wing friend. Smile
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PostPosted: 11.21.2005 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xAndyx wrote:
on that list i only like Fight Club...so there.




Oh, I didn't think that you were one of them. :lol:



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PS...never knock on something you have not seen. If you see it and do not enjoy it, then I will love you forever my republican right wing friend. Smile




Republican? Right wing? Dude, I'm not Danny.
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PostPosted: 11.21.2005 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael B. Scrutchin wrote:
Republican? Right wing? Dude, I'm not Danny.


Maybe he made the blind assumption because you live in Texas. Laughing
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PostPosted: 11.21.2005 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danny Baldwin wrote:
Michael B. Scrutchin wrote:
Republican? Right wing? Dude, I'm not Danny.


Maybe he made the blind assumption because you live in Texas. Laughing


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PostPosted: 11.21.2005 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

woah...for some reason i thought u were Danny when you wrote that!



wow...anyways...i dont think ur a republican right wing...sry...Razz but im still disapointed in you!



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PostPosted: 11.23.2005 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

11/22

Walk The Line



Great movie and great music.
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PostPosted: 11.28.2005 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

11/21 - 11/27/05



King Kong (Cooper and Schoedsack, 1933) - I loved this movie as a kid, and I loved watching it again. I forget how gruesome it was--Kong breaking the T. Rex's jaw, Kong stamping natives into the mud with his foot, Kong dropping the woman he thought was Fay Wray to her death. I highly recommend the new DVD. Great transfer and two really solid documentaries, one from TCM and the other from Weta Workshop.



Rent (Columbus, 2005) - This exemplifies what I dislike about stage-to-screen musicals. Full review



Walk the Line (Mangold, 2005) - Full review
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PostPosted: 11.29.2005 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

11/21 ? 11/27/05



Only two films, early in the week:



Funny Ha Ha (Bujalski, USA 2003). This extremely low-budget twentysomething comedy starts with a series of conversations that rely exclusively on natural acting and dry settings; we keep waiting for these kids to kick in their clever-cool dialogue, but it never comes. Instead, Bujalski has set out to capture how people like this actually talk, actually relate, actually feel. What's interesting is how consistently he maintains verisimilitude and an unaffected rhythm of the quotidian. It's a small, very minor achievement, one that duplicates reality without ever really interpreting it.



Palindromes (Solondz, USA 2005). It opens with the funeral of Dawn Weiner, and then follows the story of Dawn?s cousin Aviva, a 13-year-old girl who wants only to be a mother. When she gets pregnant, her militantly progressive mother imposes an abortion, with tragic results. Later, Aviva runs away from home and finds herself among religious fanatics with ties to violent anti-abortion activities. This funny, heartbreaking, uncomfortable movie is simultaneously Solondz?s tamest yet perhaps most provocative patch of quicksand. Many critics recognized how Solondz depicts both extremes of the abortion issue as destructive, but few seemed to notice that he also shows how both extremes start from a place of love. The movie is loaded with countless other emotional complexities, too, so much so that Solondz?s central gimmick?over the film?s course Aviva is played by eight different performers?is just about the least interesting thing about it. I watched it twice.



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PostPosted: 12.04.2005 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No one else has seen Palindromes?
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