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    Kick-***

    Best of 2010 (equal or better to inception)


    2010 was a really terrible: a heap of really crappy, extremely popular movies. Avatar, Clash of the titans, the sorcorers apprentice, shrek, toy story, twilight saga, more saw, narnia, more fockers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weston View Post
    If you haven't seen 2001:a space odyssey yet, don't judge it by today's editing and pacing standards, or even as a movie. It's more of a work of art that happens to use film. It may seem to drag to modern viewers. But I remember as a 12 year old kid in 1968 or '69 seeing it in the movie theater in Cinerama (sort of the IMAX of its day) ...
    Totally envious of that experience. I would love to see 2001 in a theater let alone a huge cinerama screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weston View Post
    If you haven't seen 2001:a space odyssey yet, don't judge it by today's editing and pacing standards, or even as a movie. It's more of a work of art that happens to use film. It may seem to drag to modern viewers. But I remember as a 12 year old kid in 1968 or '69 seeing it in the movie theater in Cinerama (sort of the IMAX of its day) and it was like having some kind of psychotic break. I was terrified, inspired, confused, uplifted, all at the same time. It must have been something like what people experienced on the debut of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

    Everyone has heard of the cultural icons of that movie now, HAL, the Monolith, the Starchild, etc., but back then no one knew what to expect. I remember clenching my hands so tightly during the Monolith sequences (with Ligeti's Requiem playing at almost rock concert volume) my fingernails nearly drew blood from my palms. I feel very fortunate in having experienced this when it was new, when no one knew anything about it so it had the full emotional and psychological impact. It was a kind of religious experience. Certainly a rare life changing event for me.
    I'm really curious now!
    Lucky you for getting such an amazing experience
    And now for something completely different.

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    SALT Good acting, action, shows hyprocrisy of "leaders" very well, Nothing changes in that regard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Christophe Paré View Post
    The Lion King's still better.
    Agreed. High drama, acting & humor.

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    My Cousin Vinny, on tv last night. Never fails to get me smiling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carter View Post
    SALT Good acting, action, shows hyprocrisy of "leaders" very well, Nothing changes in that regard.
    Above-average acton movie indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaerbEmEvig View Post
    Hotaru no Haka (Grave of the Fireflies):
    Is it good? I got this for my kids way back, but then reading the synopsis thought it may be too harrowing for them, but vowed to watch it myself sometime - and never got round to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassClef View Post
    Is it good? I got this for my kids way back, but then reading the synopsis thought it may be too harrowing for them, but vowed to watch it myself sometime - and never got round to it.
    Animated != for children. This is a serious picture that deals with serious matters. I would recommend watching anything that comes from Japan with the original voice acting and subtitles.

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    At the movie theatre? True Grit. Liked it.

    On DVD? Affliction, Cassandra's Dream, Match Point. All very good.

    On TV? Downton Abbey. (Upstairs, Downstairs, 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaerbEmEvig View Post
    Animated != for children. This is a serious picture that deals with serious matters. I would recommend watching anything that comes from Japan with the original voice acting and subtitles.
    Why watch it in Japanese with subtitles? For animation, if available, I'd always go with the English (native language) voice acting version so you can concentrate on the images.

    At the movie theatre? True Grit. Liked it.
    The original is recorded on my Sky+ box. I'm not a fan of John Wayne, but I'm going to give that and The Searchers a watch to see if my opinion changes.

    I've watched a few Westerns for the first time in the last couple of weeks.

    The Wild Bunch (decent film, great ending)

    A Fistful of Dynamite a.k.a Duck, You Sucker (not my favourite Leone but an enjoyable watch)

    Goin' South (an alright comedy)

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    Roman de Gare. Amazingly good. Highly recommended. I rated it five stars out of five.

    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weston View Post
    If you haven't seen 2001:a space odyssey yet, don't judge it by today's editing and pacing standards, or even as a movie. It's more of a work of art that happens to use film. It may seem to drag to modern viewers. But I remember as a 12 year old kid in 1968 or '69 seeing it in the movie theater in Cinerama (sort of the IMAX of its day) and it was like having some kind of psychotic break. I was terrified, inspired, confused, uplifted, all at the same time. It must have been something like what people experienced on the debut of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

    Everyone has heard of the cultural icons of that movie now, HAL, the Monolith, the Starchild, etc., but back then no one knew what to expect. I remember clenching my hands so tightly during the Monolith sequences (with Ligeti's Requiem playing at almost rock concert volume) my fingernails nearly drew blood from my palms. I feel very fortunate in having experienced this when it was new, when no one knew anything about it so it had the full emotional and psychological impact. It was a kind of religious experience. Certainly a rare life changing event for me.
    I believe it continues to be just like this. I don't think it has aged at all. Anybody with a minimum of artistic understanding who approaches the movie for the first time should experience what you did. It is an astonishing masterpiece.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    I've been on a big David Lynch kick lately, mostly Mulholland Drive (which is my second-favorite movie). I've also been watching a lot of Terrance Mallick, The Thin Red Line (another favorite) and Days of Heaven.

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    Thought that looked like her. Extraordinary pianist

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