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Old 11-05-2008, 09:37 PM   #1501
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Finding Neverland, I've seen it before and I love it so much. I like the message in the film, it's like: don't grow up too fast, and don't loose your imagination.

Great cast too and Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet are fantastic, as always.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:38 PM   First Class Member KKWiki Contributer Senior Registered Member #1502
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Insomnia
Meh... it was alright. Nothing very special. Pacino did his usual over-acting. At times, I had real difficulty determining if he was over-tired or if Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade had re-emerged in the form of Detective Will Dormer. He had the same blank stare. He and Hap's conversation seemed forced and completely ridiculous. I think it would have been better handled on the plane rather than in the restaurant. And, it didn't make sense that they wouldn't have talked on such a long plane ride anyway. Ellie would have been much more suspicious if they'd gotten off the plane not speaking to each other.

Robin Williams was good. He does these kind of creepy roles so well. Pacino just seems like he's playing a caricature of himself these days.
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Old 16-05-2008, 03:44 AM   First Class Member KKWiki Contributer Senior Registered Member #1503
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Chinatown
See it. I was two when it came out, and it still holds up today. Jack Nicholson was fantastic, as was Faye Dunaway. Stunning bit of film noir. The story is well constructed and there never is a scene that drags or isn't balanced.
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Old 16-05-2008, 10:34 PM   #1504
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I went to the cinema and saw "what happens in vegas" it was really good and funny, worth watching!
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Old 16-05-2008, 11:15 PM   Senior Registered Member #1505
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To Hell and Back (1955) -- After the death of his mother, a country boy finds himself in need of money to support his brothers and sisters. He decides to join the service (sending his monthly pay back home), but gets rejected by two military branches. He finally ends up enlisting in the army, only to become the most decorated soldier in military history by the war's end. I'm talking about Audie Murphy, of course. Based on his autobiography, this movie is a basic retelling of his experiences during the service. I'm sure this film doesn't do Murphy's heroics justice, but for a movie made back in 1955 it is what you can expect from Hollywood. It is not a very well made war picture, but it's a decent introduction into this man's life. Recommended for war film aficionados.

Law of the Tropics (1941) -- Constance Bennett and Jeffrey Lynn star in this romantic B-movie set in South America. Lynn works at a rubber plantation eagerly awaiting the arrival of his fiancÚ back in the states. He learns, through a cable, that she won't be coming at all and announces the end of their relationship. Lynn, brokenhearted, visits a nightclub afterward and meets Bennett, a singer with a criminal past. The two concoct a plan to satisfy each other's needs but then soon discover they're falling in love. Not a very good movie, but Bennett is breathtakingly beautiful in this. (My beanpole! -- I'm gonna start calling her that too!) As a matter of fact, if it wasn't for Bennett this movie would have been a complete snooze for me. I had trouble trying to stay awake during the last 20 minutes.

Until They Sail (1957) -- An interesting film starring Jean Simmons, Joan Fontaine, Piper Laurie and Paul Newman. It is also the movie debut of Sandra Dee. Set in a New Zealand town during WWII, all the native men are enlisted and our four key women seem to be eager for the sight of any man. Soon enough the Americans are stationed in their town and each of the three ladies end up marrying one in a hurry. Most of the time the film alternates between these characters, giving us a little insight into their lives as a couple. This is basically the story to the movie. It is charactor-driven, and for those of you who like that sort of thing, you might enjoy it. Directed by Robert Wise.

Trapeze (1956) -- Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis star as a trapaze act in this film directed Carol Reed. Set in Paris, Curtis asks for the help of former flyer Lancaster to achieve the near impossible; a triple. Lancaster, however, has since retired to a rigger after a foot injury left him with a limp and is now seen walking with a cane. Curtis plays a hothead acrobat, albeit a great one, who arrives at the Paris arena and irritates Lancaster until he finally gives in and decides to teach him, with Curtis as the flyer and him as the catcher. A female circus performer, played by Gina Lollobrigida, is thrown into the act, causing a stir between the two men, leading them to vie for her affection. Soon, Lancaster realizes she is a distraction to Curtis' concentration, thus interrupting the intricate process needed for achieving their amazing feat. This is the finest circus film I've ever seen. An impressive display of awe-inspiring stunts performed here, folks. Seeing is believing. Watch it. Lancaster is fantastic as always, and Curtis does a fine job as the ambitious performer.
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Old 19-05-2008, 12:07 AM   KKWiki Contributer Senior Registered Member #1506
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Richard let me know when you start watching 21st century movies again
I'm looking forward to seeing Iron Man
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Old 19-05-2008, 02:57 PM   #1507
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LOL - Just what I was thinking
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Old 20-05-2008, 01:09 PM   First Class Member KKWiki Contributer Senior Registered Member #1508
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Little Miss Sunshine
I bought this on DVD ages ago and just never watched it. Fantastic film. Great performances by everyone involved, and had I seen this prior to There Will Be Blood, Paul Dano's performance wouldn't have come as such a surprise. It was neat to see Steve Carell stretch real acting muscles in a role, rather than simply dialing Michael Scott down a couple of notches.
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Old 24-05-2008, 05:28 PM   KKWiki Contributer Senior Registered Member #1509
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I saw Ironman, very cool. I'm more of a superman fan but Ironman was pretty good

I just watched the new Indiana Jones movie. It was a disapointment I must say. I loved the other ones and can watch them all over and over again but this one, once was enough. It is ok to watch, its not horrible, but in my opinion the first three were great because they made you feel like it was possible to do those things, not so with this one. I doubt Harrison Ford will make another one but there could be more sequels. opps I may have given away a spoiler... oh well
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Old 25-05-2008, 06:37 PM   First Class Member Attended an OMGWTFKKWBBQ! KKWiki Contributer Administrator #1510
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saw Indy on thursday....

and for anyone who likes the Indy trillogy (yes... it's still a trillogy, this one doesnt count) don't see it. its a pile of crap.

Spoiler for Indy 4:
Fucking Aliens?? What the hell??

And yes.... I have just writted some [ SPOILER ] [ /SPOILER ] BBCode
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Old 26-05-2008, 06:55 AM   Senior Registered Member #1512
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I am totally with Ice on the Crappiness of the fourth Indy film. It saddend my heart.
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Old 26-05-2008, 02:27 PM   #1513
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Titanic for like the hundred time. I love Titanic, everybody should! It always makes me cry...
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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Finally saw the original cut. The only version I'd seen was the one cut for American television which had a runtime of only 90 minutes as opposed to this version 160 minute runtime. In all honesty, I prefer the cut version. It didn't spend time on all kinds of needless, poorly plotted story.
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Old 28-05-2008, 02:33 PM   #1515
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Enchanted It's Disney, that's why it's cool. The main thing is that the end is happy. I was surprised to see there Susan Sarandon as a witch. Amy Adams acted well.
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Old 29-05-2008, 07:21 AM   #1516
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Out of Africa I didn't want to watch this film because I don't like stories about Africa, finally, but it isn't bad. It wasn't too impressive, it wasn't too sad as they could make it. Maybe, this movie deserves 5 Oscars or maybe not.
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Glengarry Glen Ross
Interesting piece of cinema. The dialogue is often delivered with such a rapid-fire delivery, it's hard to keep up with. It was originally written as a stage play by David Mamet, and that is quite evident from the limited number of locations. Most of it takes place in an office and a restaurant.
The story is about the pressure four real estate salesmen are put under by a sales contest in the office. First place wins a Cadillac. Second place gets a set of steak knives. Third place gets fired. The ensemble cast of Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Ed Harris and Alan Arkin play the salesmen. Kevin Spacey is the office manager and Alec Baldwin does a fantastic job as the really successful salesman from another office who is sent in to "motivate" them. His "motivational speech" leads two of the men to break into the office and steal the "good" leads, which sets in motion a chain of events that prove their undoing.
Also, look for Elizabeth Swann's (Jonathan Pryce) father in a small, though pivotal role.
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Old 01-06-2008, 03:24 PM   #1518
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Today I've watched Braveheart, I love that film, I watched it almost every day last summer and once I watched it three times in a row, lol. I just can't get enough of it, and I cry every time I watch it.
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Today I've watched Braveheart, I love that film, I watched it almost every day last summer and once I watched it three times in a row, lol. I just can't get enough of it, and I cry every time I watch it.
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