seen any good flicks lately?

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08/02/2006 at 22:47
there doesnt seeeem to be a movie thread on here.

just been out to see Walk the Line.

was dreading a "Ray" re-tread and although it was much of the same, it was superior and had fantastic performances from reese (wish she did more movies like this rather than fluff) and Joaquin.

Love Johnny Cash but most people know the weaknesses in his character (that made him the artist he was) and thankfully not a piece of hero-worship.

to be critical, it was a touch bland and biopic-by-numbers, with tortured childhood flashbacks and aging montage sequences.

however, Cash's anguish over his brother and subsequent spiral into despair are well handled, believable and genuinely heartwarming.

and a gorgeous and very human love story.

cannot imagine anyone not at least liking it,

M...eldy    pirate
08/02/2006 at 22:48
there used to be movies review thread ... think SVT started it, but it only comes out once in a blue moon!

havent been to the cinema for eons!
08/02/2006 at 22:52
to be honest i go too much

work nights and so the cinema is my friend when i am not runnin.

have got the unlimited pass tho so at least it doesnt hurt me wallet too much.
08/02/2006 at 23:14
I liked 'Ray'... flawed but watchable

'Walk The Line' is in a different league... very very good... both lead actors Pheonix and Witherspoon were awsome...

If it had one flaw it is I could have done with a little more gig time...

I'm led to believe that Pheonix's voice wasn't dubbed or altered... if so he's got Cash's voice to a T
08/02/2006 at 23:20
both of their voices were entirely their own.

amazing really, and pheonix had all the physicality down to a t.

ray was fun but was almost like a TV movie in terms of quality, elevated by a stunning turn by Jamie Foxx.
08/02/2006 at 23:22
i alsso like that walk the line did not concentrate solely on cash.

they showed jerry lee, carl perkins, elvis etc, ably demonstrating how exciting a time it was for music then.

08/02/2006 at 23:34
The Jacket

You'll either love it or hate it...I thought it was great!
08/02/2006 at 23:58
yip i did like it even though it was silly in places.

sidenote for those from Glasgow. It was filmed in bathgate and in one of the scenes u can see the M8 motorway.

pal of mine was a runner on the movie and said adrien brody was a pain in the erse.
10/02/2006 at 15:41
21 Grams
My Life Without Me
Chronicles of Narnia
10/02/2006 at 15:43
Waiting for Walk The Line to come 'round our end:O)
10/02/2006 at 15:58
Hmm, was wondering whether to go to Walk the Line or Brokeback Mountain tonight - any thoughts anyone?
10/02/2006 at 17:03
Both are graet films Kinsey.

Brokeback Mountain is very sad. Great preformances from the leads. Not shocking but surprising how much you want these tow to be happy.

I really enjoyed Walk the Line too. Knew nothing about Cash before I went so didn't really know what to expect. Reese Witherspoon was fantastic - she gets better and better.

Saw Munich last week. Really engrossing and quite powerful. Didn't really leave with much sympathy for Israel as a nation and not much hope either. Pretty brave for Speilburg to make a film like that.

Saw Cock and Ball Story the other week. Very funny if you like Coogan and Brydon. Might not be one you'll rush to the cinema to see but worth a look when it gets to vid/DVD.

Saw Jarhead too the other week. Nicely made and subtely done. Not much war in it more about the bordem of waiting for action.

OK - we go alot. Cutting down drinking and socialising generally to accomodate marathon training is helping to catch up on the flicks.

Also seen recently Match Point (ploddy but watchable), A History of Violence (for a Kronenburg (?) film pretty accesable), The Aristocrats (documentary of comedians worst joke - very funny) King Kong (very long but worth it) and Cindarella Man (you'll laugh and cry).
10/02/2006 at 17:35
lovvvved Munich DBD

although a tricky task, thought Spielberg managed to be pretty even-handed with the film and I left with more of an understanding of the Israeli mindset than when i went in.

not in agreement necessarily, but just in understanding. When his mother says, "we grasped a homeland for ourselves, because nobody would give it to us." kinda tricky to argue with that.

love eric bana too though, aside from his incredibly intense performance, he had some of the best threads i have ever seen in a movie.

wanted his wardrobe man.

10/02/2006 at 17:40
Brokeback Mountain was fab! Beautifully made and superb acting, definitely worth seeing.
10/02/2006 at 18:01
I saw "A Cock and Bull Story" recently. Funny and clever but will be just as good on DVD.
10/02/2006 at 18:22
Watching Munich tonight... had the misfortune to see 'Fun with Dick and Jane' last night...

I had more fun suffering with shingles
10/02/2006 at 18:38
why why why why does jim carrey keep making sub standard drivel like this.

i love man on the moon and lemony snicket, both films proving he is massively talented, but then he lets it all down with crap like this.

man it makes me mad. not the best chooser our jim
10/02/2006 at 23:11
'Munich' was OK
10/02/2006 at 23:24
Chronicles of Narnia is OK, old fashioned kids film (if you have any old fashioned kids its for you). Wouldn't have minded being captured by the ice queen.
10/02/2006 at 23:29
Carrey was good in The Truman Show
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