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    finally saw a serious man. an 8.

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    I saw STAR TREK as well, it wasn't horrible but the leaps in logic even for Star Trek made it hard to completely enjoy it. Good casting though, 6/10
    MILK, also on DVD: terrific story, Sean Penn was brilliant, deserved an oscar, 9/10
    Vera Drake on DVD, one of mike leigh's best, understated, 9/10

    I knew 2012 would be crap, and it's on my list to AVOID! that and "9" as well as any films that involve teenage vampires, wizards, hobbits and virtual reality/avatars...and no that doesn't eliminate everything LOL.
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    Sherlock Homes -- ***/4, I'd say. Of course there's going to be a next one, but isn't that how Holmes works? I'll definitely go see that one, too.

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    "Inglourious Basterds"

    On DVD.

    Doesn't lose much on the small screen. Home video includes usual extras including some deleted material.

    8/10

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    Invictus. 8/10. Morgan Freeman will be nominated for Best Actor. That's a lock. And the rugby scenes are excellent--you feel like you are on the pitch.
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    "9" on blu-ray

    I liked it alot,my wife hated it!

    I give it a 8/10,
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Invictus. 8/10. Morgan Freeman will be nominated for Best Actor. That's a lock. And the rugby scenes are excellent--you feel like you are on the pitch.
    I forgot, I also saw Invictus a week ago. I'd also give it 8/10.

    It was very close to being yet another inspirational sports movie (I started thinking of "Win one for the 'Gipper'"), but seeing how Nelson Mandela got himself involved, and why, it was quite impressive to watch. I don't think anyone could say no to his ideas after they get to talk to him in person.

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    "Leap Year"

    Amy Adams stars as a would-be bride, control freak who goes to Ireland to propose to her guy. A rom-com with stunning shots of the Irish countryside.

    In theaters January 8.

    7/10

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    "It Might Get Loud"

    http://www.sonyclassics.com/itmightgetloud/

    Didn't catch it in a theater, but at home on DVD was just fine. Very well put together but would have liked to see more of the three artists together; even though covering them individually was great. Deleted scenes and other features on the DVD are great little 'bonuses' as well.

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    The new Star Trek. 8.5/10.

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    Inglourious Basterds. Much better than I expected, probably because Brad Pitt has a much smaller role than the trailers would lead you to believe. I have to say, though, that his intentional butchering of the Italian language near the end had me rolling.

    8/10, easy.

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    Boondock saints II: All saints day. 9 out of 10. if you liked the first one you will like the second as well.

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    "Julie and Julia": 6/10, but that breaks down to 4/10 for Julie in 2002 and 8/10 for Julia in the Fifties. Every time the movie shifted back to 2002, you just went "oh, no, not them again." A clever gimmick, but totally unnecessary with a subject as interesting as Julia Child and an actress as great as Meryl Streep.
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    "Julie and Julia" I'll give it a 7/10 for the same reasons as caloso. I was lucky enough to work with Julia for 2 days back in the 70's, and Meryl Streep's treatment was scary good.

    "Up" gets a 9/10. Great concept and execution and a nice tribute to Lucas' love of Miyazaki.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dewaday View Post
    "Up" gets a 9/10. Great concept and execution and a nice tribute to Lucas' love of Miyazaki.
    Really? I'm not saying it isn't, but this is the first time I've heard Miyazaki's name and Up! in the same sentence. Do tell more (and don't be surprised if I agree with you).

    FWIW, some people are saying it should be a candidate for Best Picture as well. I can't fault that reasoning.

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    There's a couple scenes in Up that are direct tributes to Miyazaki, the dogfighting scene especially, but with actual dogs this time. The whole floating castle/escapist clouds concept. The idea of redemption from reality after loss. Fantasm, the supernatural, the ecological destruction angle are all blended in at times. I think the reason some people didn't like Up was it's mix of linear narrative with the fabulous elements that Miyazaki favors.

    There were a few times that Up came so close to Castle in the Sky I wondered what Miyazaki would think, but since Lucas and he are great mutual admirers I have to assume they agreed to some level of collaboration.

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    "Young at heart" on PBS right now as part of independent lens. Gotta give a 10 to octegenarians rockin' "I wanna be sedated", "Schizophrenia" and "Life during wartime". Great document of humanity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    "Julie and Julia": 6/10, but that breaks down to 4/10 for Julie in 2002 and 8/10 for Julia in the Fifties. Every time the movie shifted back to 2002, you just went "oh, no, not them again." A clever gimmick, but totally unnecessary with a subject as interesting as Julia Child and an actress as great as Meryl Streep.
    Your reaction echoes the commercial reviews that I've read. But they are not mine. Granted that the Julia thread was the more interesting, but I also liked following the Julie thread.

    My big regret is how little information we got about how Julia reacted to Julie's project.

    Overall rating: 3/5.
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    "Up" - 4/5.

    I'm surprised this Pixar flick made such a small splash. I liked it a lot.
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    "The Green Mile" 5/5

    For some reason I've avoided this film until now. I liked it so much I watched it again. Was Michael Clarke Duncan nominated for an Oscar?
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    Just last night's movie.."In The Loop." a 9 . Bizarre and obscene. My kind of movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
    finally saw a serious man. an 8.
    I went to see it with some friends about a month ago.... They rated it the worst movie they have ever seen and that "I owed them." I rate it an 8 also..These people who have to experience feel good stuff all the time. What are we going to do with them.. ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
    I went to see it with some friends about a month ago.... They rated it the worst movie they have ever seen and that "I owed them." I rate it an 8 also..These people who have to experience feel good stuff all the time. What are we going to do with them.. ?
    cyclezealot...
    sounds like they all need a copy of john waters' pink flamingos in their holiday stockings next christmas.
    yeah, some people just need nonstop gratuitous violence, car chases/crashes, airbrushed babes (or bohunks),
    computer graphics and gunplay not subject to the laws of physics to enjoy a movie.
    if they are friends worth "saving," then about all you can do is subtly point out why things are good (in your
    opinion) and raise their awareness gradually. or you could stage an intervention and force them to
    watch godard, fellini, antonioni, bergman and kurosawa films until they "see the light" or commit suicide.
    personally, i think they owe you cash money for being as stupid and shallow as they are. the heathens wasted
    your valuable time and are clearly not in your league. that just might be a conversation worth having
    next time you all get together. to hell with dale carnegie. if a serious man was the worst movie they've ever
    seen, i'd be frightened to know what was the previous worst? and just what is their consensus best? titanic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dewaday View Post
    There's a couple scenes in Up that are direct tributes to Miyazaki, the dogfighting scene especially, but with actual dogs this time. The whole floating castle/escapist clouds concept. The idea of redemption from reality after loss. Fantasm, the supernatural, the ecological destruction angle are all blended in at times. I think the reason some people didn't like Up was it's mix of linear narrative with the fabulous elements that Miyazaki favors.

    There were a few times that Up came so close to Castle in the Sky I wondered what Miyazaki would think, but since Lucas and he are great mutual admirers I have to assume they agreed to some level of collaboration.
    So -- whaddya think? Should Up go beyond Best Animated Feature and get pushed to a Best Picture nomination?

    There's Ponyo, too (speaking of Miyazaki)...

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    [QUOTE=ooga-booga;10265226]cyclezealot...
    My take on their angst Ooga.. They are culturally Jewish and they are just tired of Jewish guilt.?. And that supposed Jewish sense of gloom and doom.?
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