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Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
Marc1152 said:
Watching the Exorcist with Linda Blair right now .   
Great movie. Terrifying.


Selam
I do not think they will ever make a more terrifying movie like this one, not sure if it is true, but it rings true that's what makes it so scary, I watched it the first time when I was 6 years old, left an impression.
 

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The Horde on Netflix streaming. A 2012 Russian film about St. Alexis of Moscow and his mission to cure the Tatar queen of blindness. I'm only 15 minutes in but so far it's great.
So I finished it. I would not, in the end, call it a great movie but certainly lots of enjoyable things in it. Anyone with Netflix streaming, give it a shot.
 

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I just watched Legend of the Guardians: the Owls of Ga'Hoole.
I think I agre with the critics. Visually speaking, it was amazing. However, there was something about the story that bugged me. Many of the scenes seemed incredibly rushed, which makes me kind of sad, since I think the story could have turned out well, had they just allowed it to breathe some more.
 

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Ansgar said:
I just watched Legend of the Guardians: the Owls of Ga'Hoole.
I think I agre with the critics. Visually speaking, it was amazing. However, there was something about the story that bugged me. Many of the scenes seemed incredibly rushed, which makes me kind of sad, since I think the story could have turned out well, had they just allowed it to breathe some more.
It's a 15-book series. I bet they were trying to cram as much as possible into the film.
 

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Arachne said:
Ansgar said:
I just watched Legend of the Guardians: the Owls of Ga'Hoole.
I think I agre with the critics. Visually speaking, it was amazing. However, there was something about the story that bugged me. Many of the scenes seemed incredibly rushed, which makes me kind of sad, since I think the story could have turned out well, had they just allowed it to breathe some more.
It's a 15-book series. I bet they were trying to cram as much as possible into the film.
Yeah, the film is based on the first three books in the series.
 

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Just watched Ghost Dog for the first time in years. It's even better than I remembered! I realized I haven't seen any other Jim Jarmusch films- are they as good as this one?
 

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Just watched Ghost Dog for the first time in years. It's even better than I remembered! I realized I haven't seen any other Jim Jarmusch films- are they as good as this one?
Jein.

It is a great movie especially after watching it a few times. I think most people blew it off cause it seemed to cheap and ironic, but I think they are completely insane. Once I had this French Professor who was doing a seminar on semiotics and film or something. He chose about
 

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Iconodule said:
Just watched Ghost Dog for the first time in years. It's even better than I remembered! I realized I haven't seen any other Jim Jarmusch films- are they as good as this one?
Jein.

It is a great movie especially after watching it a few times. I think most people blew it off cause it seemed to cheap and ironic, but I think they are completely insane. Once I had this French Professor who was doing a seminar on semiotics and film or something. He chose about
Weird, I have no idea why that posted. Anyway, he chose about 17 films to survey. One was Ghost Dog. How this weird old French dude who taught at an Austrian University got turned onto Ghost Dog was beyond me. Hearing him go on about how he loved the RZA was beyond bizarre.

But to Jarmusch. He is a bit hit and miss.

Kill yourself if you haven't seen Dead Man.

Slap your face if you haven't seen Down by Law.

I haven't seen his most recent film, but the Coffee and Cigarettes would be a good introduction to the garbage he is capable of making. One of my rules on small budget or "independent" films, if it has a ensemble cast, run.



 

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Hitchcock's Rear Window.
Arguably his best. Arguably. And how it has been killed by one off episode remakes by 493 TV series.
 

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The Gruffalo's Child and Room on the Broom. :)
 

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Jacob's Ladder

I'm not sure how I managed to miss this movie for all these years. It's difficult for me to express my thoughts about it. I've never seen a more disturbing movie. Horrifying. And yet I found it to be a brilliant movie that dealt with the themes of reality and insanity, heaven and hell, good and evil, and the intense spiritual and psychological struggle that leads to redemption. This is a movie that deserves more than one viewing in order to fully appreciate it, however there is no way that I can subject myself to it again. This may be the darkest movie I've ever seen, and yet it is ultimately redemptive. If I had seen this movie before I was Orthodox, I probably would have hated it. But viewing it from an Orthodox worldview, I found its portrayal of the agony of emotional, spiritual, and psychological struggle to be quite profound. It's also a powerful anti-war film. I can't say that I actually recommend this movie, because it is deeply disturbing on so many levels. But I think it was an incredible work of art that will definitely leave a lasting impression.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0kW6xuxtPU

Selam  
 

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Life of Pi.

After seeing the movie, I am no more inclined  to read the book.
 

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Saw an image for this on Netflix, anyone seen it? And if so, what's it like?

Papadopoulos and Sons
 

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The Dark Night

The movie that launched a thousand memes.
 

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Asteriktos said:
Saw an image for this on Netflix, anyone seen it? And if so, what's it like?

Papadopoulos and Sons
Asteriktos, to me you are a wonderful gift to my life that keeps on giving.

I watched the movie today and I loved it.

About the priest in the picture, all we learn about him is that he owns two liquor stores in LA (California, not the state) and smokes cigars. Based on this limited experience with this character, he is a good and loving priest.

If you want movies with sex, this movie is not for you.
If you want movies with 4-letter swear words, this movie is not for you.
If you do not like male-male kissing, this movie is not for you.
If you want a comedy that makes fun of a single or multiple characters, this movie is not for you.
If you want a movie where the male characters seem to be idiots, this is not a movie for you.
If you want a movie with an overtly dysfunctional family, this movie is not for you.
If you believe reviewers that a movie not consisting of the tropes above are well worn tropes of the past, this movie is not for you.

I have very little to combat these horrendous negatives.

My perspectives.

If you are a parent of an autistic child or adult who believes society hates them:

This is the movie for you to watch with him or her. There are so few movies that do not contain persecution in one form or another.

This is the movie for you because it centers on sacrificing your superficial desires for the sake of those you love and the true joy (which I believe) results.

It isn’t much for you, but it is a movie centered on love, which is what we all need.
 

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Jack the Giant-Slayer. A fun romp, in all. Not exactly my kind of fantasy flick, but the kids all loved it.
 

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Coco Avant Chanel

Made me want to read more about her. Apparently it was Chanel who originated the  post-WWI female look. All the more reason for loving this movie.
 

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scamandrius said:
Life of Pi.

After seeing the movie, I am no more inclined  to read the book.
You don't want to read about the life of Muslim/Christian/Hindu?


Anyway, I've been watching Paprika, its weird.
 

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Nicene said:
scamandrius said:
Life of Pi.

After seeing the movie, I am no more inclined  to read the book.
You don't want to read about the life of Muslim/Christian/Hindu?
There are better ways to learn about syncretism than watching that waste of time movie.  I can't imagine the book is much better. 
 

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In the mood for some Mironov tonight.

Here's what I've seen, in rank-order ...

Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia
Property of the Republic
Diamond Arm
Man From Boulevard Des Capucines
My Friend Ivan Lapshin

So, besides 12 Chairs (which is already on my must-see list), what's the Mironov flick I'm missing out on the most?
 

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Elegy
http://movies.yahoo.com/video/theatrical-trailer27684734-
(This movie contains nudity and strong sexual content.)

The Imposter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuS7XE2im4A


Liked both of these very much.


Selam
 

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I saw The Beautiful Bones or whatever it was called.  Not bad.

I really need to get around to seeing that Alex Payne NEBRASKA flick.  It doesn't look like my kind of movie, but a friend of mine was a production assistant so, solidarity, yo.
 

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. The foodimals were all the money. As in 'Holy jumping tacodiles, shrimpanzees and hippopotatomuses, Flint Lockwood!' :D
 

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Prince Avalanche

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJGEu268KvI

Interesting movie. It may be too slow for most people. It's an odd film, but it kept my interest and I found it to be pretty good for the most part.


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Going to see the new Swords & Man-Panties flick - 300: Rise of an Empire.  I loved the last one, so should like this one as well.  Hopefully there is some good trireme on trireme ramming!
 

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Going to see the new Swords & Man-Panties flick - 300: Rise of an Empire.  I loved the last one, so should like this one as well.  Hopefully there is some good trireme on trireme ramming!
Gosh 300 was such garbage. Really, anything with Gerard Butler- whether we're talking about his awful romcoms or his equally inane action forays- is going to be an IQ subtractor. And then there's the nu-metal infused soundtrack. Basically 300 is one of those horrible Jock Jams CD's in movie form.
 

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Really, anything with Gerard Butler- whether we're talking about his awful romcoms or his equally inane action forays- is going to be an IQ subtractor.
I enjoy most of his work, for reasons often entirely separate from his acting. :) Said acting, though, was nothing short of impeccable in Coriolanus.
 

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I re watched Akira recently. I remember watching it ages ago and not thinking all too much of it but I got the nice blu-ray edition of it with another English dub and it is worlds beyond the original. The movie is great, not without its flaws though.
 
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