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    Watched Charlie Chaplin Modern Times.

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    Studio Ghibli's From Up On Poppy Hill.

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    Wow. I absolutely love "Seinfeld" but I had no idea it made him this rich, or is it something else?
    Syndication aka packaged reruns is the brunt of Seinfeld's income these days. He and the show's creator/comedian Larry David are the two big syndication profiteers.

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    The recent Godzilla film.

    Mindless and childish, even by blockbuster standards, with plotholes and contradictions any seven year old could spot. And I have a special hatred, not tempered by however proposterous the film is meant to be, with anything that plays fast and loose with the realities of nuclear weapons.

    And the endless black-on-black: I can only assume that the film is so dark with everything impossaible to make out so as to hide a multitude of sins in time and budget limitations with the CGI.

    Serves me right.

    ...and yet, out of absolutely nowhere, came one perfect minute of a HALO-drop set to Ligeti's Requiem. Go figure.

    Watch this and skip the rest:


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    The Great Beauty

    Considerably better than I was expecting. I thought it was going to have elements of an Autumnal look back on time lost set to a backdrop of Rome at its picture-postcard prettiest. And while those are certainly present the film is so much more and has more fresh ideas and inventive filmmaking than in most things I've seen in the last decade, even if while by no means superficial, it doesn't quite all add up to the profundity or depth of understanding they're clearly aiming for. But still often a delerious ride through some of the smoothest crane and dolly-work I've witnessed on screen. And I especially liked the way they keep hinting ever so subtly at the idea of the "vampiric" without ever overplaying the idea.
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    The Professionals (1966), starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Jack Palance. Direction and Screenplay by Richard Brooks. Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.



    The Monuments Men (2014), starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett. Directed by George Clooney.


    Both have a Mission Impossible storyline, rescuing a woman from Jack "Raza" Palance, rescuing art from the Nazis. The former is the more entertaining and artistic of the two. The latter, another WWII bomb.
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    7 Days in Utopia (2011) is a sad sack sports movie (this time, golf) with a Cinderella Boy theme, starring Robert Duvall, Lucas Black, Melissa Leo. Directed by Mark Russell.


    It's been ten years or more since Robert Duvall's had a decent day at the cinema, but I'm always enthralled by his presence. No one's had a better acting career. The list of quality credits is stunning. Unfortunately, now, his name is often used to deliver fodder.

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    Default The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) Direction: Tobe Hooper

    Delightfully deranged.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneyes View Post
    The Professionals (1966), starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Jack Palance. Direction and Screenplay by Richard Brooks. Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.



    The Monuments Men (2014), starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett. Directed by George Clooney.


    Both have a Mission Impossible storyline, rescuing a woman from Jack "Raza" Palance, rescuing art from the Nazis. The former is the more entertaining and artistic of the two. The latter, another WWII bomb.
    The Professionals is a classic Monuments Men poor by comparison.
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    Jimmy's Hall a true slice of Irish history showing the abuse of power of the Catholic Church in Ireland. Directed by Ken Loach.

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    Winter's Tale
    Colin Farrell
    Another completely idiotic movie that is so dumb, one can't even take it seriously as a fairy tale.

    Case in point: Colin Farrell a lower class thief meets a girl and takes her to a New Years Eve ball where all of a sudden he knows how to do the latest high society dances as if he's a professional dancer. Puleeze!!
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    This Is Spinal Tap (1984) -- hilarious! I watched it with my father, and didn't tell him it was a mockumentary. He caught on only towards the end..

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    Don Jon
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    Scarlett Johansson
    Julianne Moore
    Tony Danza

    Intelligent, appealing film of a lower-middle class stud addicted to porn.
    Worth seeing!!
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    Scent Of A Woman, starring a very young Philip Seymour Hoffman, Al Pacino and Chris O'Donnell. For my money, just about anything Pacino and Hoffman are in alone makes it well worth the price of admission. Pacino does an outstanding job of playing a blind U.S.Army Colonel, not only physically, but emotionally as well. I also liked the fact that O'Donnell, by the end of the movie, has been able to convert Pacino from his utter cynical attitude towards life and people by demonstrating how much he really cared for/about him, and this is reciprocated--in spades--by Pacino when young Charlie Sims {O'Donnell} most needs somebody by his side. Both men have grown into the best sense of what it truly means to be a decent person--male or female--by story's end. Via Netflix.
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    The documentary "Naturalite" depicts a change in direction for chef Alain Ducasse.

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