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Thought this would make an interesting thread..so here goes:

Night Moves (1975): An interesting mid 70's piece about a washed up former football star turned private eye. Existential to a point, so the plot isn't really the most important thing. Reminiscent of The Conversation. A great performance from Gene Hackman, who reunites with Bonnie and Clyde director Arthur Penn. **** out of **** Highly recommended.

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**** out of ****

I think it's OK to curse here, dude. My suggestion: "Fuck" out of "shit".

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vote_for_palpatine said:

**** out of ****

I think it's OK to curse here, dude. My suggestion: "Fuck" out of "shit".

 lol

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"Seven Samurai" (Shichinin no samurai)

 

It's taken a long long time for me to get around to watching Akira Kurosawa's most masterful works. I've started with this one. What a truly powerful film! 

Plot: A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Note: This film's plot was re-worked and Americanized in Hollywood, and became the basis for the classic western "The Magnificent Seven")

 

 

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"Horror of Dracula"

Not the best Dracula film out there, not even the best starring Christopher Lee, but a pleasant diversion and leagues better than "Bram Stoker's Dracula."

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"The Orphanage"

Well-made and entertaining, but it followed the by-now worn out plot of "Dead people point protagonist to decades-old injustice." 2 1/2 stars.

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TheBoost said:

"Horror of Dracula"

Not the best Dracula film out there, not even the best starring Christopher Lee, but a pleasant diversion and leagues better than "Bram Stoker's Dracula."

Which Dracula film with Christopher Lee is better than Horror and what is the best one?

Fury-Fritz Lang's first American film about a regular joe nearly lynched by a mob. When everyone believes him dead he sets out for revenge...4 stars.

On the Waterfront-finally got to see this one and it really deserves its reputation. 4 stars.

 

VADER!? WHERE THE HELL IS MY MOCHA LATTE? -Palpy on a very bad day.

"George didn't think there was any future in dead Han toys."-Harrison Ford

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"Count Dracula" with Christopher Lee directed by Jess Franco is probably the best in both regards. Dracula is genuinly frightening, but with a depth that isn't romantic but more historical. Lots of great language from the novel, and a tour de force performance from Lee.

The only thing stopping it from being the clear and undisputed best Dracula was the ridiculous overuse of the zoom lens. It's like a home movie in some spots.

That's just my opinion, and to be fair, there are two Dracula adaptaions I havent seen yet (Dernhelm Elliot and Jack Palance as the Count).

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vote_for_palpatine said:

"The Orphanage"

Well-made and entertaining, but it followed the by-now worn out plot of "Dead people point protagonist to decades-old injustice." 2 1/2 stars.

 Yeah, but that movie was FUCKED UP in some totally new ways. I mean damn... sad and messed up. Just recalling it makes me uncomfortable.

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"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"

Why did I wait so long to see this movie?! An all-around classic.

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The men who stare at goats [i think that's right].

It was crap.

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Johnny Ringo said:

The men who stare at goats [i think that's right].

It was crap.

Yes. Yes it was.

 

Saw Up in the Air yesterday. It was great.

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How could it be crap with a title like that?

For me:

(500) Days of Summer as an adult.

Speed Racer as a kid (with the kids).

(500) had 2 scenes I really liked... and the rest of it was kind of meh.  I was watching it while working on my laptop (and my wife organized her scrapbooking stuff) and so the disjointed storytelling kind of lost me at times.  2.5 or possibly 3 of 5 $&%@^!.

Speed Racer.  I know people hate this movie... I can't help but love it.

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"Nate and Hayes"

an early 90's swashbuckler. Most amazing was that TOMMY LEE JONES was the dashing sexy leading man.

No human has every written that sentence before.

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I saw This is It! last night.  I was looking forward to enjoying it.  At 1hr51min, it felt like 3hr51min.

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"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

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Full Metal Jacket. Such a great movie.

"I wanted to see exotic Vietnam... the crown jewel of Southeast Asia. I wanted to meet interesting and stimulating people of an ancient culture... and kill them."

 

"'Freedom'? You'd better flush out your head, new guy. This isn't about freedom; this is a slaughter. If I'm gonna get my balls blown off for a word, my word is 'poontang'."

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vote_for_palpatine said:

**** out of ****

I think it's OK to curse here, dude. My suggestion: "Fuck" out of "shit".

Personally, I'd go with "Shit" out of "fuck".

That's funny, I thought he was censoring something out of his post the first time I read over it myself.

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