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Post#101 Re: 2013 TV/Movie Thread
Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:59 pm by emunney

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DrugBust wrote:I made a list of my favorite fifty or so flicks and I'm gonna re-watch them all in the coming months. First one up tonight was LA Confidential. I can't imagine the kind of buzz a flick would get like this in the Twitter age. I remember it getting buried in terms of hype by Titanic, The Full Monty and Good Will Hunting in '97. It would kill everything in recent memory.


LA Confidential is one of my favorite movies of all time. It is absolutely outstanding on basically every level. Most importantly it is a phenomenal story.

It was absolutely tragic that Titanic won Best Picture instead of it. Absolutely tragic.


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Post#102 Re: 2013 TV/Movie Thread
Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:52 pm by El Duderino

DrugBust wrote:Silver Linings was a movie I crazy anticipated but ended up loathing because I couldn't get past the differences from the book. Performances were as good as advertised and Cooper, Lawrence and De Niro deserve the awards that are hopefully coming their way.


That's why whenever possible, i read the book/books after seeing the movie first. In fact, my daughter's boyfriend has read all of the Game of Thrones books and offered to let me read them, but i passed mainly because i enjoy the TV series to much and don't want the books to sour me on the show.

One movie which was pretty true to the book was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Same for Silence of the Lambs.
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Post#103 Re: 2013 TV/Movie Thread
Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:04 pm by emunney

I really respect writers and directors who take the license to interpret source material and tell the stories they want to tell over directors who faithfully adhere to a book that by its nature can not be visually represented. Kubrick would be an extreme example of the former. He basically used books as inspiration and then did what he wanted.

It's also interesting to me that many of the best movies based on books are based on pretty ordinary books.
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Post#104 Re: 2013 TV/Movie Thread
Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:19 pm by ReasonablySober

Yea, I do too in many instances. But this was just lazy filmmaking.
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Post#105 Re: 2013 TV/Movie Thread
Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:55 pm by ReddWing

I loved Django Unchained (and QT) but no way does this movie deserve to be nominated for Best Picture. Certainly not over Skyfall, which in my opinion is the biggest Oscar snub since The Dark Knight. Skyfall, for me, was the total package. Great acting, music, story, cinematography, action, and significance. I also felt that The Dark Knight Rises and Avengers were slightly snubbed. TDKR isn't as good as TDK but they could have given it a nominiation to honor the entire trilogy, like they did with Return of the King. Aside from the first half hour of TDKR, it's a fantastic movie. Avengers was well received by critics, loved by audiences, and it made a boatload of money. The dialouge is arguably as good as that in Django, it's hilarious, well acted/written, looks stunning, and is a rare example of a quality, big budget American blockbuster. Why does Les Mis get precedence over either of these movies? It wasn't particularly well received by critics, has some terrible singing from what I'm told, and it's essentially a remake.

Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty are the two best for me, followed by Argo. I haven't seen Amour, Beasts, or Life of Pi though but I doubt any of those would top those three.
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Post#106 Re: 2013 TV/Movie Thread
Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:16 pm by emunney

My snub is Moonrise Kingdom. I really loved that movie in a way I in no way expected to.
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Post#107 Re: 2013 TV/Movie Thread
Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:16 pm by RiotPunch

I disliked Skyfall. Argo was easily the best of the year for me, over Lincoln.

Just saw Les Miserables. Not a big musical guy, but I really enjoyed it. A little long, but a real tearjerker.
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Post#108 Re: 2013 TV/Movie Thread
Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:26 pm by Ill-yasova

emunney wrote:My snub is Moonrise Kingdom. I really loved that movie in a way I in no way expected to.

I'm really hot and cold when it comes to Wes Anderson films. I really liked Rushmore but pretty much hated The Royal Tenenbaums which kept me from watching his films for years. I did watch Moonrise Kingdom and I thought it was OK. I enjoyed it well enough while I was watching it, but I have absolutely no desire to ever see it again. I honestly can't even really remember most of it.
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Post#109 Re: 2013 TV/Movie Thread
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:09 pm by Turk Nowitzki

emunney wrote:My snub is Moonrise Kingdom. I really loved that movie in a way I in no way expected to.

This so much.

I went with a couple friends who are huge Wes Anderson fans with myself not really enjoying any of his movies except for Fantastic Mr. Fox. I haven't made any lists but Moonrise Kingdom might still be my favorite film of 2012.
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Post#110 Re: 2013 TV/Movie Thread
Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:47 pm by emunney

Fringe finale is tonight. I'm about halfway through season 3 right now, enjoying it.
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Post#111 Re: 2013 TV/Movie Thread
Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:49 pm by ReasonablySober

Yea tonight is all about Fringe. I've to get caught up on the previous two episodes, then I'll settle in for the finale. I haven't liked this season much, but I'm anxious to see how it goes out.
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Post#112 Re: 2013 TV/Movie Thread
Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:51 pm by upnorthfan

I forgot to mention over Christmas weekend I had my own "all about black history" weekend. I watched all 20 hours of ROOTS (which I had watched when it came out), and then an additional 12 hours of a mini series called QUEEN (never heard of it), the sequel to ROOTS.

In all, 32 hours of black history (great thing to do on a long winter weekened) and I was looking all over the place because I wanted to watch Amistad (again).

Anyways...Justified needs to pick up the pace. Season One with Bo Crowder and Season 3 with The Bennents, leaves this season anticipating yet not yet delivering, but has loads of potential in what diraction they want to go.
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Post#113 Re: 2013 TV/Movie Thread
Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:10 pm by jakecronus8

Moonrise Kingdom was a decent movie, but I can't see it as a best picture nominee. Wes Anderson has almost reached the point where his films are self parody.
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Post#114 Re: 2013 TV/Movie Thread
Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:33 pm by EastSideBucksFan

jakecronus8 wrote:Moonrise Kingdom was a decent movie, but I can't see it as a best picture nominee. Wes Anderson has almost reached the point where his films are self parody.



I didn't like Moonrise at all.

The has reached parody level for me and I couldn't take a minute seriously.

Was very disappointed.


I am looking forward to Rust & Bone with Marion Cottiliard (mmmmmm)....french film opening at Oriental this weekend.
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Post#115 Re: 2013 TV/Movie Thread
Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:18 pm by Turk Nowitzki

Just got back from seeing Silver Linings Playbook and I really loved it. It did get a little rom-comish a few times but maybe it caught me in a good mood because it didn't bother me. I would give an Oscar to Jennifer Lawrence for this before I would give one to Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty, she absolutely stole the movie.

The whole theater applauded at the end too which is never a bad sign.
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Post#116 Re: 2013 TV/Movie Thread
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:52 pm by RiotPunch

Yep, just saw SLP myself and absolutely loved it. My crush on Jennifer Lawrence is at a disgustingly high level. Cooper and De Niro were fantastic too. Great date flick.
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Post#117 Re: 2013 TV/Movie Thread
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:54 pm by Ill-yasova

RiotPunch wrote:Yep, just saw SLP myself and absolutely loved it. My crush on Jennifer Lawrence is at a disgustingly high level. Cooper and De Niro were fantastic too. Great date flick.

She's awesome, but it's close between her and Anna Kendricks.

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Post#118 Re: 2013 TV/Movie Thread
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:07 pm by PkrsBcksGphsMqt

I've always loved Anna Kendrick, but I think those tweets make me love her even more. :lol:
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Post#119 Re: 2013 TV/Movie Thread
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:36 pm by BUCKnation

PkrsBcksGphsMqt wrote:I've always loved Anna Kendrick, but I think those tweets make me love her even more. :lol:

Yeah, she is pretty awesome.
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Post#120 Re: 2013 TV/Movie Thread
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:37 pm by SupremeHustle

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