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    I saw about 20 films in two weeks... Last one was Boogie Nights. I was prejudiced against Wahlberg, but he was good. I wish there'd been more character development, although I get it's a saga kind of thing. I also wondered what DePalma or Kubrick would've done with it.
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    Trying to catch up on some films lately. In the past couple of weeks, I've seen The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, and This Film is Not Yet Rated. Lots of good, rich, fun stuff.

    American Hustle felt long - not in a bad way, it just did. Loved the performances in that, and the fact the characters were fully realized and not cartoonish. Their interactions and motivations felt very genuine. I really adored Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook. His character felt very real to me. I just love the leads of Nick and Norah, so it charmed me. This Film is Not Yet Rated was interesting, although I thought it could have dug a little deeper. It's fascinating to debate the issue of movie ratings, especially where sexuality is concerned, but the film wasn't especially revelatory. Learning the secret identities of the movie raters was far less interesting to me than exploring the issues of sexuality, puritanism, and arbitrariness in the field.
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    Anyone watch Jobs?? I never knew he was such a dick in real life. I also wondered if had some sort of mental disorder, or a reason he couldn't relate to others. Interesting movie.

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    Filth​​ - ​James McEvoy. From the Irvine Welsh novel. It was so so.
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    Watched The Purge. Different and scary concept if that ever happened.....but it was pretty good.

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    the killer inside me. casey affleck is a great actor and it's a great premise for a story, the rest of the cast is good too, at least the men, jessica alba and kate hudson are barely developed but it's not such a bad thing because i find them annoying as actresses, especially hudson. alba is at least passable. it's thriller/murder story told from the point of view of the killer but while it's entertaining, there are holes in the story and things that don't really make sense, such as certain characters' motivations for doing what they did. so yeah, good premise, good actors, but i wish they'd had a better script writer. it's beautifully shot, as you'd expect from director michael winterbottom, and the violent scenes of abuse are horrible to watch but essential to explaining affleck's character, and there are some great details and nuances but it just doesn't quite work overall.

    sleuth. michael caine and jude law in a battle of the wits/mindfuck between the rich husband and new lover of a woman they're both fighting for. except they're not really. it's more about each beating the other at a sick game. they're the only two actors and it takes place in a horribly decorated old house. very theatrical, which makes sense since it was originally a play and it was adapted for film by none other than harold pinter, and directed by kenneth branagh but what should have been an amazing film doesn't quite work either. it has its moments but overall i was kind of over it by the time i was halfway through, even though i love both actors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    Filth​​ - ​James McEvoy. From the Irvine Welsh novel. It was so so.
    How was McAvoy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    the killer inside me. casey affleck is a great actor and it's a great premise for a story, the rest of the cast is good too, at least the men, jessica alba and kate hudson are barely developed but it's not such a bad thing because i find them annoying as actresses, especially hudson. alba is at least passable. it's thriller/murder story told from the point of view of the killer but while it's entertaining, there are holes in the story and things that don't really make sense, such as certain characters' motivations for doing what they did. so yeah, good premise, good actors, but i wish they'd had a better script writer. it's beautifully shot, as you'd expect from director michael winterbottom, and the violent scenes of abuse are horrible to watch but essential to explaining affleck's character, and there are some great details and nuances but it just doesn't quite work overall.

    sleuth. michael caine and jude law in a battle of the wits/mindfuck between the rich husband and new lover of a woman they're both fighting for. except they're not really. it's more about each beating the other at a sick game. they're the only two actors and it takes place in a horribly decorated old house. very theatrical, which makes sense since it was originally a play and it was adapted for film by none other than harold pinter, and directed by kenneth branagh but what should have been an amazing film doesn't quite work either. it has its moments but overall i was kind of over it by the time i was halfway through, even though i love both actors.
    I don't know how anyone can stomach The Killer Inside Me. When the Affleck character began beating to death, I think the Alba character, I was outtie. One of THE most savagely unwatchable scenes I've ever experienced for all of the 60 seconds I could handle it. I didn't give it enough time to realize it was told through the eyes of the killer which explains why much of it didn't make any sense. Unreliable narrator. I hate inhabiting the skin of horrific killer characters. I'd rather an omniscient pov for a film like this so the viewer is at a distance from, and not so intimate with, the actions of the villain. But that's just me, maybe.

    The original Sleuth, 1972, with Michael Caine in the lover's role and Laurence Olivier in the role of the husband was a much better film in my opinion.

    Sleuth (1972) - IMDb

    I keep trying to watch Before Midnight on Starz On Demand early premieres but I can't get the sound to work! Anyone else ever have this problem? I'm on ATT U-Verse. What is UP with that? I want to see it so bad I'm about to pay for something I could be watching for free! Has anyone here seen it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjw View Post
    How was McAvoy?
    Fine. Not great but good enough. Shirley Henderson was brilliant though.

    I've read the book, but I don't know if the story is easily followed if someone hasn't in the way the film's telling of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasha View Post
    I don't know how anyone can stomach The Killer Inside Me. When the Affleck character began beating to death, I think the Alba character, I was outtie. One of THE most savagely unwatchable scenes I've ever experienced for all of the 60 seconds I could handle it. I didn't give it enough time to realize it was told through the eyes of the killer which explains why much of it didn't make any sense. Unreliable narrator. I hate inhabiting the skin of horrific killer characters. I'd rather an omniscient pov for a film like this so the viewer is at a distance from, and not so intimate with, the actions of the villain. But that's just me, maybe.

    The original Sleuth, 1972, with Michael Caine in the lover's role and Laurence Olivier in the role of the husband was a much better film in my opinion.

    Sleuth (1972) - IMDb

    I keep trying to watch Before Midnight on Starz On Demand early premieres but I can't get the sound to work! Anyone else ever have this problem? I'm on ATT U-Verse. What is UP with that? I want to see it so bad I'm about to pay for something I could be watching for free! Has anyone here seen it?
    yeah, there are two horrible scenes where affleck's character beats the shit out of someone and they are both awful to watch but not gratuitous in the sense that it really explains to you what a fucking sociopath his character is.

    re: sleuth, i haven't watched the original but my brother has and says the same thing as you, even though the original is even longer (over 2 hours) whereas the new one is less than 90 minutes. i definitely need to watch it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    yeah, there are two horrible scenes where affleck's character beats the shit out of someone and they are both awful to watch but not gratuitous in the sense that it really explains to you what a fucking sociopath his character is.

    re: sleuth, i haven't watched the original but my brother has and says the same thing as you, even though the original is even longer (over 2 hours) whereas the new one is less than 90 minutes. i definitely need to watch it.
    Oh, you really do. And my dislike of the remake has nothing to do with Jude Law. I think he's aces as an actor. I guess it's an underlying style, maybe, a sense of an old world, urbane wit or spirit that's missing from the newer version. You know--Olivier!

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    Was on Netflix and saw a new movie called Adore starring Naomi Watts and Robin Wright. I figured, hey I like both of them and its based in Australia so why not give it a shot. Yeah I probably should have read the description thoroughly. The ladies are best friends who grow up together and raise their sons as best friends. Well once the boys turn into adult "Gods", things get a little interesting. The Moms start having affairs with eachother's sons and after finding out about eachother, continue the relationships. The foursome were basically living with together, having dinner every night, frolicking on the beach...It was bizarro yet I could not stop watching.

    I can't wait to see what Netflix suggests after that one.
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    Meet the Fokkens​- a doco about twin 60-something year old prostitutes in Amsterdam. It was very good
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    Knew it was a mistake going in,....but watched The Lone Ranger, anyway. I just hate Depp...he is a joke to me.

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    Snowed in and DVR was empty so watched:

    50/50-I thought it was really good. Love JGL.
    Drive Angry-So bad I had to enjoy myself.
    Silver Linings Playbook-really enjoyed this. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence were terrific.
    Lawless-Thought I would love this but ended up more bored than anything.

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