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Old 03-01-2013, 01:03 PM
Pale Flower

Old 03-01-2013, 01:13 PM
Skyfall - 9/10
Old 03-01-2013, 04:32 PM

Roland Emmerich’s visually sumptuous “Shakespearacy Theory” which posits the idea that Edward De Vere, the Earl of Oxford (Rhys Ifans), was the true author of Shakespeare’s works. And also, apparently, that Shakespeare himself was a bit of a drunken whoring cad who couldn’t write a word if a drink depended on it. In a performance reminiscent of Tom Hulce’s eccentric flamboyance as Mozart in Amadeus, Rafe Spall is a hoot as the cheeky young Bill. I’m still astonished to note that this is the same guy who played the fat kid from Shaun of the Dead who coined “You got red on you”. Way to burn off that baby fat, buddy. Millburn still sucks, though. Anyway, the film juxtaposes the events happening on the London stage with De Vere’s intrigues in the court of an aging Elizabeth (a kooky turn from Vanessa Redgrave, she’s another hoot), primarily in undermining the political influence of the puritanical Cecil family prior to what became the Essex Rebellion. Problem is, the movie looks great and acts great, but can’t decide where to spend its sympathies. Is it in frustrated wannabe playwright Ben Johnson’s rivalry with the increasingly emboldened fraudster Shakespeare? Is it De Vere’s plot with the Earls of Essex and Southampton to oust Robert Cecil from the privy council? Or is it young Elizabeth (Joely Richardson) and De Vere’s illicit forbidden love story? It gets a little muddled in its myriad of lurid twists, to say the least.

-> 6/10
Old 03-01-2013, 04:48 PM

Dark Skies(2013)-5/10
Old 03-01-2013, 05:39 PM
Boogie Nights - 10/10

I've always loved this one, but there was something about this recent viewing that absolutely blew me away. PTA's technical and visual prowess goes without question, but his writing for this film, the way he develops and cares for this huge ensemble of characters and still manages to create such a dynamic and energetic film, is truly a feat to behold. One of the definitive films of the 90's and just all around one of my favorite films. I hate to be a fanboy, but P.T. Anderson can truly do no wrong.
Old 03-01-2013, 07:56 PM

Much more deserving of the Oscar than that shit sandwich BRAVE.
Old 03-01-2013, 08:51 PM


Bret Ratner's Red Dragon makes justice to the novel. But i liked about Michael Mann's adaptation is the cinemathography, the music and the relation between the main character and his family. Something the remake doesn't follow much. One of Michael Mann's weak films.
Old 03-01-2013, 08:56 PM
All-American Co-Ed - A weak 40s film about a fraternity trying to embarrass a women's college. The lead female was decent but the film just wasn't very good. 3/10

Amour - I did like this but I'm not sure it deserves all the hype it received. Emmanuelle Riva was pretty good as was her onscreen husband. The story had some sweet moments as well as some heartbreaking ones. 7/10
Old 03-01-2013, 09:26 PM

The Fog of War(2003)-8/10
Old 03-01-2013, 10:41 PM

Old 03-02-2013, 03:12 PM

Old 03-02-2013, 05:03 PM
A View to a Kill (6/10)
That's My Boy (5/10)
Argo (9/10)
Old 03-02-2013, 07:35 PM
Rust and Bone - Marion Cotillard was fantastic - she should have been nominated for Best Actress instead of that girl from Beasts of the Southern Wild. I really liked the ending as well. 8/10

Knocked Up - I haven't seen this since it first came out. It's still pretty funny. Katherine Heigl could have had a decent career doing comedies like this but she can't seem to stop burning bridges with everyone. 7/10
Old 03-02-2013, 09:31 PM

The Outsiders(1983)-7/10
Old 03-02-2013, 09:52 PM
Screamtime 7/10
Old 03-03-2013, 01:25 AM
Three Colours: Blue (9/10)
The Living Daylights (6/10)
Benny's Video (8/10)
Old 03-03-2013, 01:27 AM

RUSH: R30 - 9/10

DAVID GILMOUR: REMEMBER THAT NIGHT Live at the Royal Albert Hall - 9/10

Today was a fun homework day. And my Definitive Technology soundsystem, out of the Cambridge Audio Azur 551r is disgusting sweet.
Old 03-03-2013, 08:50 PM
Monster House - A pretty good animated film with a solid story and an exciting climax. There were a couple of mildly annoying characters but overall the movie was fun and a little scary. 7/10
Old 03-04-2013, 12:06 AM
Safety not Guaranteed

Old 03-04-2013, 01:14 AM

Old School(2003)-7/10
Old 03-04-2013, 01:58 AM
Argo and Skyfall.
Old 03-04-2013, 04:36 AM
Cadillac Records
Old 03-04-2013, 04:53 AM

Old 03-04-2013, 06:06 AM
The Tingler - 8/10
Old 03-04-2013, 06:18 AM

Great movie about blues.
Love Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters or Chuck Berry? You must watch it
Old 03-04-2013, 08:33 AM
Jack the Giant Slayer

The legendary story of Jack and the beanstalk in the film Jack the Giant Slayer ,takes its
time to get going.Nicholas Hoult as Jack is likeable enough for you to root for him,but the film
has such a drawn out beginning ,i found myself saying lets get to the beanstalk and the giants already!!
There are some fun and adventurous moments but not enough wit or peril to truly hold my attention
for its almost 2 hour running time.

Scale of 1-10 a 7


As her family grows apart 17 year old Alike (Adepero Oduye) begins to embrace her sexuality and begins a relationship and has
to deal with all of the changes and turmoil that come with the aforementioned.

Scale of 1-10 a 10

The Sweeney

If you liked the films Heat or The Town you will definitely enjoy The Sweeney. Ray Winstone is terrific
as the leader of a unique group of cops that take on tough crews of thieves.There are a few
preposterous moments,but not enough to stop this from being a sleak British crime drama.

Scale of 1-10 an 8½
Old 03-04-2013, 12:36 PM


The chemistry between Michael Pitt and Buscemi is awesome.
Old 03-04-2013, 01:51 PM
Boardwalk Empire: S2

Old 03-04-2013, 02:03 PM

Extremely strong performances from the leads of this film does help. I would have liked to have seen more of Mortensen as Freud. It is an interesting biopic and thought provoking but nowhere near as entertaining as Cronenberg's previous films. 7/10
Old 03-04-2013, 03:20 PM
Licence to Kill (8/10)
Old 03-04-2013, 06:15 PM

Old 03-04-2013, 07:48 PM
Django Unchained - This was really damn good. Cristoph Waltz was probably my favorite in this but pretty much everyone did a great job. 9/10
Old 03-04-2013, 09:14 PM

OSS 117:Lost In Rio 7/10
Old 03-04-2013, 09:17 PM

Old 03-04-2013, 09:28 PM
I always forget how funny this movie is. And poignant. I only watch it every 5-8 years or so. Keeps it fresh.
Old 03-04-2013, 10:30 PM
Old 03-05-2013, 12:48 AM
First post? Dope

Wreck it Ralph.

Pretty awesome. And I'm not even really a video game nerd.
Old 03-05-2013, 12:52 AM

Bruce Almighty(2003)-7/10
Old 03-05-2013, 01:54 AM
Happy Cannes day!!!!

Reality - 7/10

Let me get Matteo Garrone's point out of the way first. Television (specifically reality television) is the new religion. When Luciano (Aniello Arena, an actor so good you'd never know he's in jail for triple homicide!) auditions for Big Brother and gets a callback, he becomes obsessed with getting on the show. Luciano's behaviour, which becomes more erratic as time goes on, soon starts having a lot in common with devout Catholics. Garrone's concept and execution is brilliant at times, but towards the last act he lets the message overpower his film. It's a well-made film regardless, and the crane shots alone make this worth seeing (love that opening shot).

Beyond the Hills - 8/10

Yes, at 150+ minutes this can be exhausting, but there's something brilliant Mungiu does here. He's trying to show how much society fails those that need the most, but he never calls attention to it. Instead he shows different characters: police, doctors, priests, foster parents, etc. and has them make seemingly reasonable decisions that cause a tragic chain reaction. By making the line between guilt and innocence so blurry in the movie, the blame shifts from the characters to the societal and religious systems they're a part of. It's the way Mungiu lets this conclusion rise naturally out of the film's events rather than saying it directly that makes this come close to being a masterpiece. I didn't think 4 Months... was as brilliant as so many people claimed, but this movie's made me a supporter of Mungiu.
Old 03-05-2013, 03:25 AM
Funeral Kings

Pretty good in that "Artsy comedy where nothing really happens" kind of way.

Also, just finished Silver Linings Playbook.

Really, Really good. My God, Jessica Lawrence.

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