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    Ok, so, just going to ask that no one jumps all over my back for this but I watched 'Chinatown'.. I don't think boycotting Polanski's films changes my perception of his guilt. Having said that, the film was pretty good... I already had an inkling of an idea regarding the plot twist because I saw on another blog the thing about "my sister, my daughter, my sister" so that was in the back of my head the whole time. Jack Nicholson was superb in this. I don't know if I've pigeon-holed Faye Dunaway into her Joan Crawford character in 'Mommy Dearest' but that's all I could think about when she came on-screen... same eyebrows, too. Jack was the best thing about the film... his little nuances fit the character perfectly. I could have done without the Polanski cameo, but whatever. Great movie score as well.

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    I went to the movies for the first time in 6 years last weekend, and it was our oldest kid's first movie theater movie ever. We went to go see Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.

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    ^^^ How was it???? I want to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny Lane View Post
    Ok, so, just going to ask that no one jumps all over my back for this but I watched 'Chinatown'.. I don't think boycotting Polanski's films changes my perception of his guilt. Having said that, the film was pretty good... I already had an inkling of an idea regarding the plot twist because I saw on another blog the thing about "my sister, my daughter, my sister" so that was in the back of my head the whole time. Jack Nicholson was superb in this. I don't know if I've pigeon-holed Faye Dunaway into her Joan Crawford character in 'Mommy Dearest' but that's all I could think about when she came on-screen... same eyebrows, too. Jack was the best thing about the film... his little nuances fit the character perfectly. I could have done without the Polanski cameo, but whatever. Great movie score as well.
    I saw Chinatown for the first time when I was in college. Great film, despite Polanksi's crime and his turning into the real-life 'Fugitive'. Polanski's crime aside, he made a classic film.

    The sequel 'The Two Jakes' was, um, yeah.

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    I wasn't expecting it to be so neo-noir, but I did like some of the touches he put on the way it was filmed.. the fade to blacks and fading back in, filming from the POV of Jack Gittes, some of the panning shots. Like I said, great movie, but in hindsight the irony is palpable.

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    I didn't expect the movie to be as good as it was. I tend to hate most movies from the 70's. And, yeah, the irony is definitely hard to ignore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    I saw Chinatown for the first time when I was in college. Great film, despite Polanksi's crime and his turning into the real-life 'Fugitive'. Polanski's crime aside, he made a classic film.

    The sequel 'The Two Jakes' was, um, yeah.
    Didn't Nicholson direct the sequel himself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    Didn't Nicholson direct the sequel himself?
    I think he did, which explains a lot. Not every actor should direct, and every hit movie doesn't need a sequel.

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    I can't believe I'm admitting this, but I'm watching "Bring it On."
    The only excuse I can use, it's the only thing on that I feel like watching.

    I'll redeem myself by going to see Toy Story 1&2 on the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    I think he did, which explains a lot. Not every actor should direct, and every hit movie doesn't need a sequel.
    I've read that Nicholson has an extremely high opinion of himself..

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    Just watched 'Blue Velvet'.. I guess you could say I "watched" it a few years ago, but I didn't really absorb any of it then. This one was definitely a mind-fuck. A part of me just wants to take it for face value but since this is David Lynch nothing can be taken at face value. I've heard the theories about it all being a dream, about the good vs evil plot, the Oedipal family, the bug symbolism... it's going to take a while for it to really sink in for me. I'll probably wake up at 3 am and go 'AHA! It makes sense'... Dennis Hopper was absolutely terrifying in this, though... and that's a great thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny Lane View Post
    Just watched 'Blue Velvet'.. I guess you could say I "watched" it a few years ago, but I didn't really absorb any of it then. This one was definitely a mind-fuck. A part of me just wants to take it for face value but since this is David Lynch nothing can be taken at face value. I've heard the theories about it all being a dream, about the good vs evil plot, the Oedipal family, the bug symbolism... it's going to take a while for it to really sink in for me. I'll probably wake up at 3 am and go 'AHA! It makes sense'... Dennis Hopper was absolutely terrifying in this, though... and that's a great thing.
    I've yet to see a Lynch movie that's not a total mind-fuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    I've read that Nicholson has an extremely high opinion of himself..
    Along with the rest of Hollywhacko. But if he had actually proven to be a good director like Clint Eastwood I'd give Jack a pass on that.

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    Yup... which is why I'm so reluctant to just file it away in my brain as a fairly good neo-noir film. I know there is a LOT of symbolism in it, in terms of content, characters, and the way it was filmed. Seriously, I'm probably going to think about this for the next few days or so.

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    Wolverine

    Seen it twice now. Good movie, just wish there was more Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) in it.
    “You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.” - Tom Hiddleston

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