Starscomeout, I really got into Gosford Park on the 2nd viewing. I've watched it a couple of times since, and it's now one of my favorites. Emily Watson made it a pleasant experience as well.
Watched Masked and Anonymous Wednesday and again Thursday. This is a love-it-or-hate-it movie, and I loved it, but then I'm a big Dylan fan. The movie, like his best songs, is better appreciated with repeated viewing/listening. For anyone who can appreciate movies that are out of the mainstream and a bit unusual, this indie's a gem. Watch it for Dylan, watch it for the songs, watch it for the ton of big-name stars, etc., but watch it. It bears a Carnivale-esque touch, though this was made well before Carnivale. Watching John Goodman, Big Dan Teague in O Brother, Where Art Thou? came to mind, as if he'd stepped out of O Brother into this film, picking up some new wiles on the way. Penelope Cruz made me think of Bruce Willis' girlfriend in Pulp Fiction. Val Kilmer was excellent as always, and I've never been a Mickey Rourke fan until now. There's quite a bit of philosophy and words of wisdom if you let yourself pick up on it/them, and a few comic moments as well (watch Goodman's few seconds in the trailer with the hand-held fan). There's some excellent acting and directing that shouldn't be missed, and the director's commentary is a must for fans of the movie. Not as avant-garde or disjointed as I was led to believe, this somewhat ensemble film is a must for Dylan fans. A small portion of the rest of you will also discover a new-found favorite.
Originally posted by maxman Starscomeout, I really got into Gosford Park on the 2nd viewing. I've watched it a couple of times since, and it's now one of my favorites. Emily Watson made it a pleasant experience as well.
This does seem like the type of movie that would require more then one viewing to pickup on things that that was missed on the first viewing. There seems to be to many things going on and to many different people to have taken it in the first time. It seemed as if the movie was going nowhere for about the first hour, and then you find yourself more drawn into it.
We just finished watching Blake Edwards (1965) "The Great Race". I have always enjoyed this movie, but enjoyed it more this time then ever before since we was viewing it on a much bigger screen and the DVD transfer was excellent with beautiful saturated colors.
I finally purchased "Star Wars Phantom Menace," really awesome on the HT. I didn't buy it when it first came out on DVD because I was getting even for them originally only releasing it on VHS. That really P....ed me off, but I showed 'em. hehe.
Gus: The X-Men is my favorite comic franchise on film. I think these films are the best comic book to movie translations ever. Even better than Superman and Batman.
We watched "Out of Time" last night. We were a bit bored...not because it wasn't a good movie, but just because I don't think it was the movie we were expecting, if that makes sense. We both liked it, but I think we were both in the mood something a little more action-oriented.
Watched "Rush Hour 2" last night. It's been a while since I saw the first one, but this one seemed just as fun to watch as the first one was. Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan work very well together as a comedy team. Tucker seems to be a much better pairing with Chan then Owen Wilson was in the Shanghai movies.
28 days later. Not what I was expecting. It wasn't a bad movie, I was just not in the mood for it I guess. then I watched The Medallion. I am usually a fan of Jackie Chan movies, but this one was bad. The humor was really forced and not funny at all.
Sunday was family movie night. We watched Lion King 1 1/2. We all enjoyed this movie very much.
After that I finally gave in and watched the Season 2 finale of Alias. I have been putting this off until I Season 3 comes out on DVD, but I just found out one of my friends TIVO'd every show this season and backed them up to DVD so I will be getting caught up very quick. My wife tried to watch this with me, but got bored. We both have very different tastes when it comes to TV shows.
All I can say about the season finale is "What the....?" and "Poor Sydney."
The night before last we watched "Bean: The Movie". Rowan Atkinson is a very funny guy!
We just finished watching Disney's "Tarzan". We had it in our collection a couple years, but just now got around to watching it for the first time. It was a very enjoyable movie with a beautiful image.
We watched Beetlejuice last night. Hadn't seen it since we rented the VHS tape many years ago. We'd forgotten that Beetlejuice was a Tim Burton movie. Also, we were surprised at how little screen time the Beetlejuice character (Michael Keaton) had in the movie. For some reason, we remembered him being in the movie a lot more.
We watched "Moulin Rouge" tonight. I have been putting off watching this movie thinking that it might be a slow one to get through. However after watching it I felt a big sense of Wow! This movie left me awe struck knowing that someone is that talented to have been able to conceived and write a script such as this one.
"Moulin Rouge!" was actually written by two people - the Director Baz Luhrmann and his childhood buddy Craig Pearce. Also this is the third part of Luhrmann's "Red Curtain" trilogy which includes Strictly Ballroom (1992) and Romeo + Juliet (1996). This is one of my most favorite movies.
A short battle ensues, where Arthur, relatively unencumbered by armor, easily dodges the slow and heavy strikes by the black knight. Finally, Arthur dodges a strike, steps aside, and cuts the black knight's left arm off with his sword. Blood spurts from the knight's open shoulder.
Arthur: Now stand aside, worthy adversary.
Black Knight: 'Tis but a scratch.
Arthur: A SCRATCH? Your arm's off!
Black Knight: No it isn't!
Arthur: Well what's that then? (pointing to the arm lying on the ground)
all the hype about the Passion this week finally stimulated me to pull out Elmer Gantry.
after that it was Airport '75.
what a howler.
i can't believe The Concorde is supposed to be cheesier than this.
We watched "Bend It Like Beckham" for the first time that same night.
I have wanted to see it for a long time, and finally got around to it.
All I can say is, what a great movie!
My wife doesn't even like soccer and we both loved it.
What a great example of being pulled between two cultures.
Triple feature last night with my two youngest sons, first we watched our newly aquired copies of Jurassic park and Bugs Life, picked them up at BB earlier in the day. Then we watched one of our all time favorites, Sandlot. This is an all time classic family movie that can be watched over and over again.