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Old 06-15-2013, 10:23 AM   #931
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Minimally entertaining, spotty script and dialog, some very good acting and some very bad acting.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:24 PM   #932
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Side Effects--9/10: Amazing acting, great plot full of twists

Silver Linings Playbook--9/10: Quirky storyline that is buffered by an awesome cast. Not even into "rom coms" usually but this is well worth the watch
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Man of steel - 8/10: Great acting & Great action.
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I watched The Searchers (1956) tonight. Directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne, it's rated by the American Film Institute as the greatest Western ever made, and consistently comes in their top ten of greatest films of all time.

I thought it was pretty good, but I'm not sure I can see what all the fuss is about. John Wayne gives a fine, nuanced performance, the landscapes are brilliantly shot, and it's an interesting study of obsession. But the film seemed to hurtle through the dramatic climaxes without giving them time to sink in, there was some clunky humour that didn't sit too well, and some of the cast were overacting like mad. It may have influenced everyone from Martin Scorcese to Steven Spielberg, but I can think of westerns I have enjoyed more.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:55 PM   #935
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Man of Steel.

Much better than I expected. Not a dialog heavy script but I still found that I cared about the characters.
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I thought it was pretty good, but I'm not sure I can see what all the fuss is about. John Wayne gives a fine, nuanced performance, the landscapes are brilliantly shot, and it's an interesting study of obsession. But the film seemed to hurtle through the dramatic climaxes without giving them time to sink in, there was some clunky humour that didn't sit too well, and some of the cast were overacting like mad. It may have influenced everyone from Martin Scorcese to Steven Spielberg, but I can think of westerns I have enjoyed more.
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definitely one of my favorites. a study of obsession is a good way to put it.
i think the ethan edwards character is what makes it great.
i'm not sure about the overacting, but i know what you mean about the clunky humor. john ford. check out "the quiet man" if you want more of that humor. too much for me.
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Saw Epic with my son. It wasn't "epic" but was enjoyable.
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God, it's been way too long since I've watched They Live

Finally saw Django Unchained last night. I know it's been out for a minute, but I'm always behind on movies. It was absolutely as amazing as I would expect from Terantino. From the music to the violence to the always amazing monologues he comes up with. Decaprio grabbed the screen and never let go, and Don Johnson's seen on the horses was one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time.
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To each their own, I thought Django was easily Tarantino worst effort to date. Jamie Foxx was horrible in his role, though I do agree that DiCaprio was amazing as Calvin Candie.
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I didn't like Django. I found myself thinking about other things during the flick. I stopped it twice, the second time thinking I was over half way done. When I realized I was only 40 minutes in I stopped watching.

It wasn't a bad movie, but I do think it needed some trimming.
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Loved Django personally
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