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post #61 of 109
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Just curious, which movie/s of 2012 would you rate higher?

For starters, Lincoln, Amour, Zero Dark Thirty, Cabin in the Woods and Django Unchained, And I didn't see very many movies so I don't know whether 56 Up, The Invisible War, The Impossible, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Holy Motors, The Kill List, Robot and Frank, and/or The Master were better.
post #62 of 109
Watching now and while it's enjoyable I'm not sure why all the fuss surrounds it. Easily Cooper's best role and not my favorite from JL for some reason. Perhaps my views on bipolar are partly to blame. I don't think it's a real disorder as much as it's a cop out for responsibility.

A lot of talk about Punch Drunk Love, which is very good but I like Reign Over Me a little more.
post #63 of 109

Cabin in the Woods?  Seriously?

post #64 of 109
Cabin in the woods was a total wank job and Lincoln was one of the biggest bore made by a megalomaniac Dir who's lost touch with his core audience...the average common family with kids.
post #65 of 109
CITW was fun and well made but not the horror masterpiece it's being sold as. It's typical Whedon stuff, pretty good but not all that.
post #66 of 109
Fun, yes it could be to some I'll allow that but well made... NOT! Felt like a big budget student film production,
post #67 of 109
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post

For starters, Lincoln, Amour, Zero Dark Thirty, Cabin in the Woods and Django Unchained, And I didn't see very many movies so I don't know whether 56 Up, The Invisible War, The Impossible, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Holy Motors, The Kill List, Robot and Frank, and/or The Master were better.
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Frankly, I thought that SLP was a complete and utter mess with no real center and no real idea of what it was about or the nature of the mental disabilities. Each actor had their "scene" which were basically substituted for plotline. SLP and Argo were both vastly overrated.
If you felt that SLP is a complete and utter mess with no real center and no real idea of what it was about, then I can only speculate that almost all movies are like that to you. confused.gif
To me, SLP has real center and idea. It's a typical Hollywood drama mold but it's there.
post #68 of 109
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Fun, yes it could be to some I'll allow that but well made... NOT! Felt like a big budget student film production,

I couldn't see any strings on the bat monster but whatever floats your boat.
post #69 of 109
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Originally Posted by bcruiser View Post


If you felt that SLP is a complete and utter mess with no real center and no real idea of what it was about, then I can only speculate that almost all movies are like that to you. confused.gif
To me, SLP has real center and idea. It's a typical Hollywood drama mold but it's there.

Its a matter of degree. I wouldn't be bothering about SLP or Argo if they hadn't won big awards or been up nominated. I do think that many Hollywood films suffer from lack of coherency. If it helps, I am one someone who thought that TDKR was an absolute mess. In SLP, almost every character had his/her scene which, to me, was not prompted by any part of the story other than they got the opportunity to have their moment. For all the crap heaped on Spielberg (and much of it deservedly so), this movie is basically a bunch of actors' chances to chew scenery without serving the story. I got the distinct feeling that there was an outline of a story and a bunch of making up the scenes as they went along. I don't see these movies holding up over time or repeated viewings. I'm not saying CITW deserved any nominations. I am just saying that it was more consistent and truer to its genre than SLP. As to Zoey's slamming of Lincoln, that is her opinion. To say that movie was a bore I guess is to either say that you don't get the movie or don't like movies with talk and no action. That's certainly an opinion but it ain't no fact.
post #70 of 109
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Biography Channel had Tony Mendez and two of his colleagues on the other night discussing Argo. I found it to be as interesting, and was presented with just as much tension as the movie without the fabricated scenes. But I also understand why they do this type of thing, so I’m not all that bothered about it because I don’t look to movies to give me an accurate description of history. One or two embellishments I can handle; half a dozen or more I tend to have a problem.

Next fall Tony Mendez is going to be the speaker at a meeting of a dinner club I belong to in OKC. Really looking forward to that one!

I did not find the historical embellishments in Argo to be objectionable. None of them skewed the central facts involved in the CIA's elaborate deception that succeeded in getting the Iranian Embassy employees out of the country after the revolution that overthrew the Shah. Most of the time when Hollywood does a "Based on a True Story" film, the "True" part either mostly or totally disappears. I didn't think than happened in Argo.
post #71 of 109
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post

Its a matter of degree. I wouldn't be bothering about SLP or Argo if they hadn't won big awards or been up nominated. I do think that many Hollywood films suffer from lack of coherency. If it helps, I am one someone who thought that TDKR was an absolute mess. In SLP, almost every character had his/her scene which, to me, was not prompted by any part of the story other than they got the opportunity to have their moment. For all the crap heaped on Spielberg (and much of it deservedly so), this movie is basically a bunch of actors' chances to chew scenery without serving the story. I got the distinct feeling that there was an outline of a story and a bunch of making up the scenes as they went along. I don't see these movies holding up over time or repeated viewings. I'm not saying CITW deserved any nominations. I am just saying that it was more consistent and truer to its genre than SLP.
But SLP did have real center and real idea of what it was about, no?
post #72 of 109
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post

That's certainly an opinion but it ain't no fact.

Just like your opinion regarding SLP... wink.gif
post #73 of 109
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

Just like your opinion regarding SLP... wink.gif

i never suggested otherwise. I would prefer, for the sake of discussion, people actually provide reasons for their opinions rather than state their conclusions as if they were stone cold facts.
post #74 of 109
Daryl, not to belabor the point, but you are in the definite minority on this one.


The reviews are quite high on rotten tomatos and imbd


Perhaps a second viewing might change your viewpoint.
post #75 of 109
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Daryl, not to belabor the point, but you are in the definite minority on this one.
I am happy to keep Daryl company on this movie...wink.gif
post #76 of 109
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Daryl, not to belabor the point, but you are in the definite minority on this one.


The reviews are quite high on rotten tomatos and imbd


Perhaps a second viewing might change your viewpoint.

Being the in minority is pretty much where I usually am. I am used to it and not uncomfortable. Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from Band of Brothers:

"2nd Lt. George Rice: Looks like you guys are going to be surrounded.
Richard Winters: We're paratroopers, Lieutenant. We're supposed to be surrounded."
post #77 of 109
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post

For starters, Lincoln, Amour, Zero Dark Thirty, Cabin in the Woods and Django Unchained, And I didn't see very many movies so I don't know whether 56 Up, The Invisible War, The Impossible, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Holy Motors, The Kill List, Robot and Frank, and/or The Master were better.
Just wondering, what do you think the real center and real idea of what it was about in Zero Dark Thirty and Django Unchained?
post #78 of 109
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post

Being the in minority is pretty much where I usually am. I am used to it and not uncomfortable. Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from Band of Brothers:

"2nd Lt. George Rice: Looks like you guys are going to be surrounded.
Richard Winters: We're paratroopers, Lieutenant. We're supposed to be surrounded."

Apparently you really are surrounded this time. Even our Contrarian in Chief, aliens, liked Silver Linings Playbook.smile.gif

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Originally Posted by bcruiser View Post

Just wondering, what do you think the real center and real idea of what it was about in Zero Dark Thirty and Django Unchained?

Before I saw your post, I had given some thought to what both Zero Dark Thirty and Django were about. In the case of Zero Dark Thirty, I thought it used the years long, often desperate, hunt for bin Laden as a platform to examine the considerable emotional, and sometimes physical, price to be paid for doing such work. Although the outcome was a triumph and let justice prevail, Maya and her fellow survivors of the hunt for bin Laden incurred scars on their psyches and souls as a result of having done the job. If you take from this that I loved the film and that it moved me, you would be right.

Django Unchained is a typical Quentin Tarantino entertainment. The film examines slavery from the perspective of an adolescent boy, albeit a boy who is a creative genius, and concludes that "Slavery is bad!" That said, Tarantino has given us a picture that is absolutely riveting: a wonderful screenplay, film that was beautiful visually, filled with evocative music, and had an ensemble cast that combined to give us one of the best films ever made.
post #79 of 109
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Before I saw your post, I had given some thought to what both Zero Dark Thirty and Django were about. In the case of Zero Dark Thirty,...


Django Unchained is ...
Oh, great... rolleyes.gif Now all he has to do is "copy & paste" yours. mad.gif
post #80 of 109
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Originally Posted by bcruiser View Post

Oh, great... rolleyes.gif Now all he has to do is "copy & paste" yours. mad.gif

Nobody told me there would be math.
post #81 of 109
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post



"2nd Lt. George Rice: Looks like you guys are going to be surrounded.
Richard Winters: We're paratroopers, Lieutenant. We're supposed to be surrounded."
Nice.cool.gif

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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

Even our Contrarian in Chief, aliens, liked Silver Linings Playbook.smile.gif
I have never thought of Aliens as our resident Contrarian....confused.gif
I thought that office was held by Josh Zyber.
post #82 of 109
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Oh, great... rolleyes.gif Now all he has to do is "copy & paste" yours. mad.gif

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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post

Nobody told me there would be math.

Sorry guys, As noted, Django and Zero Dark Thirty were my two favorite films of 2012, so I posted in a way that may have come across in a way that was more film-schoolish than I intended. What is amazing to me is that several other 2012 films were almost as good, including but not limited to Argo, Silver Linings Playbook, Les Miserables and, yes, Lincoln. What an amazing year for films! To prove that I put my money where my mouth is, I bought the BD editions of Django, Zero Dark Thirty, Argo, Les Mis, and Lincoln and have the Silver Linings Playbook DVD on reserve at the library.

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Nice.cool.gif
I have never thought of Aliens as our resident Contrarian....confused.gif
I thought that office was held by Josh Zyber.

Josh too marches to his own drummer.smile.gif
post #83 of 109
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Sorry guys, As noted, Django and Zero Dark Thirty were my two favorite films of 2012, so I posted in a way that may have come across in a way that was more film-schoolish than I intended. What is amazing to me is that several other 2012 films were almost as good, including but not limited to Argo, Silver Linings Playbook, Les Miserables and, yes, Lincoln. What an amazing year for films! To prove that I put my money where my mouth is, I bought the BD editions of Django, Zero Dark Thirty, Argo, Les Mis, and Lincoln and have the Silver Linings Playbook DVD on reserve at the library.

DVD? What's this? wink.gif
post #84 of 109
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I have never thought of Aliens as our resident Contrarian....confused.gif
I thought that office was held by Josh Zyber.

Josh is more than resident contrarian, he's president contrarian! tongue.gif
post #85 of 109
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DVD? What's this? wink.gif

What can I say? The OKC metro library system is wonderful in most ways and I use its resources heavily. Unfortunately, though, when it comes to videos they have not yet learned that this the 21st Century and the Blu-ray age so they have only DVDs in their collection. Too bad but there it is.
post #86 of 109
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when it comes to videos they have not yet learned that this the 21st Century and the Blu-ray age so they have only DVDs in their collection.
Are you implying Oklahoma is backwards or isn't sophisticated?tongue.gif
post #87 of 109
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Are you implying Oklahoma is backwards or isn't sophisticated?tongue.gif

Actually our library system is about as well run as our basketball team, which is to say, very well indeed. Unfortunately, though, they are bookworms who seem not to get the modern media age. I will say, though, that they buy the audiobook editions of just about every title for which such an edition is available. It's a mistake to underestimate us, despite our occasional blind spots.smile.gif
post #88 of 109
Hey josh".......





Prometheus
post #89 of 109
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It's a mistake to underestimate us, despite our occasional blind spots.smile.gif
My momma lives there....and that isn't a good thing for the Sooner State.biggrin.gif
post #90 of 109
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Hey josh".......





Prometheus
Does something happen if you say it 2 more times? biggrin.gif
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