I sent a message to Scott to discuss No Country for Old Men a month or so ago but never got a response.
I thought both There Will Be Blood and No Country For Old Men were amazing films.
Similar to Gangs of New York I thought Daniel Day Lewis really pulled you in with his acting but there's no chance I could sit down and watch either movie again. Too long. The characters take you on a long journey and dump you off with no where to go.
I was amused by the relationship between his character and the preacher through the years but it wasn't enough to sustain the movie.
I thought it was interesting. The ending was better than the last half leading up to it. Worth watching once.
Before The Devil Knows Your Dead
Wow is sucked. Too slow paced, didnt like the storyline. Just not good in my books
Horton Hears a Who
Great Great movie. Animation was great and I loved the story. I didnt know it before the movie but I want to read it after seeing the movie.
P.S. I Love You
such a chick flick it hurts
National Treasure: Book of Secrets
a good warm up to the upcoming Indiana Jones flick
it had a bit of everything from Braveheart to Gladiator to MadMax to Underworld to 28 Weeks Later...
Both NCFOM and TWBB had me interested throughout, they were pretty to look at, but ultimately it was a ride to Vegas where I get kicked out of the car about 10 miles short of the city.
That score were haunting.
But apparently it was disqualified due to a technicality.
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Glory - at least it didn't begin with 'Based on a true story.'
These two links, looked them up after I watched it, include some of the mistakes. But it's not about that. It's about dramatizing/emotionalizing (Hollywoodizing) of events that actually (sort of) happened. The obvious message is that free blacks and some slaves played a pivotal role in winning the Civil War for the Union. But the way it does it is so contrived but with so little regard to the environment surrounding the characters (see the Confederate side). I'm convinced the spiritual/hymn was completely inaccurate and that most of the work they did amounted to the amount of work a 4th grader would do for a class project. Look, Zwick is pretty good at explosions and presenting a very easily digestible comment on race or ethnicity but has nothing to offer people who actually think and discuss these issues considering his approach to storytelling (make it emotional with orchestral music). How some people can see it as a great war movie is beyond me.
It didn't feel very true to me is the answer to your question.
You're the first person I've met who didn't like that movie. It's a favorite of mine, actually. First saw it in 8th grade.
How is it like to live life without a heart, Aesop?
Glory is one of the most moving, emotional and gut-wrenching movies ever made. No, it's by no means an accurate depiction of anything...but it's an incredibly gripping and amazingly well-acted film.
It's also Denzel's best performance. And I'm a big Denzel fan but, IMO, it's not even close (okay, maybe Malcolm).
And if your room doesn't get incredibly dustythen you might be completely dead inside.Spoiler:
In fact, Glory may have more truly moving scenes than any other movie I can think of aside from Schindler's List.
Saw "awake" last night.
Meh....it was ok. Not good, not bad. Glad I didn't spend money at the Theatre to see it though.
I can't remember, ask Eddy Curry.What's it like?
Both those flicks were made for the purpose of making people sad without ever telling a story or paying respect to the real people involved. I don't know how to explain my love for art or people who try to make it; or otoh my disdain or unoriginality, cliche, or sappy, pseudo-romantic conventionality which are all exhibited to perfection in Zwicks work. Schindler's is still better because it's epic and there's some actual research (which is the benchmark of moving an audience with some idea of the material) though Speilberg corrupts as usual.
You want an emotionally poignant ending to a film, watch Paths of Glory by a real filmmaker.
I'm not sure we can be friends.
Am I to understand you're still hanging around with Dr. Emmett Brown, McFly?
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The Royal Tenenbaums
You, Never? Did the Kenosha Kid?