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Re: Cinema
« Reply #120 on: February 22, 2009, 11:41:29 AM »
I like the original hongkong version of "The Departed". I consider that better than departed.


Haven't seen it, but I should. What's it called?


Here you go.. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338564/


Ah, now I remember it being called "Infernal Affairs". Thanks!
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« Reply #121 on: February 22, 2009, 02:28:17 PM »
Shouldn't have done that, mate.

Here are some of my favs. Have you seen them? If so :thumbs-up:  or  :thumb-down:

Henry Fool
Being John Malkovich
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Office Space
The Good Girl
Ghost World

The Squid And The Whale
The Secret Lives of Dentitsts
The Daytrippers
My Name is Nobody
Clock Watchers
Happy Accidents
Napoleon Dynamite
House of Games
The Departed
The Lives of Others (German)
Chasing Amy
Donny Brasco
Goodfellas
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Next Stop Wonderland
Buffalo 66

I only saw those ones I highlighted.

I guess they were all... meh  :laugh-bounce:

I liked Eternal Sunshine the most of that bunch. Cuckoo's Nest was quite tragic. I may have seen Office Space come to think of it. I don't care for mafia movies although The Godfather is one of all time favourites. Goodfellas was quite good so was Casino even though you don't have it in your list. Chasing Amy was very good and I thought Ghost World was quite interesting. I saw Ghost World very recently so it's still very fresh in my mind.

I have some other movies that I can recommend to you. Mulholland Dr., Donnie Darko, Fallen, The Butterfly Effect, The Cell, Primal Fear, L.A. Confidential, The Prestige, Sin City, Blade Runner, Children of Men, Stalker (one of the very best and I've seen the Russian version, the original one. Very slow. It took me two weeks to complete it as it came in two discs but was well worth it.) These are all off the top of my head. I am sure I am forgetting many. Most of them are not your everyday movie but they deal with disturbing minds and I am always fascinated by it. I most interested in Sci-fi however.
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Re: Cinema
« Reply #122 on: February 22, 2009, 05:18:30 PM »
Mulholland Dr.
Donnie Darko
Primal Fear
Sin City
Children of Men
I most interested in Sci-fi however.

There's no gray area with David Lynch. I just can't stand him. Donnie Darko and Primal Fear are on my extended list of favs. Didn't like Sin City or Children of men. Not at all into sci-fi.

Pretty good list. Let's see a flick next time I'm in Toronto or you're in Chicago.
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« Reply #123 on: February 22, 2009, 09:08:11 PM »
Mulholland Dr.
Donnie Darko
Primal Fear
Sin City
Children of Men
I most interested in Sci-fi however.

There's no gray area with David Lynch. I just can't stand him. Donnie Darko and Primal Fear are on my extended list of favs. Didn't like Sin City or Children of men. Not at all into sci-fi.

Pretty good list. Let's see a flick next time I'm in Toronto or you're in Chicago.

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Re: Cinema
« Reply #124 on: February 22, 2009, 09:11:44 PM »
Mulholland Dr.
Donnie Darko
Primal Fear
Sin City
Children of Men
I most interested in Sci-fi however.

There's no gray area with David Lynch. I just can't stand him. Donnie Darko and Primal Fear are on my extended list of favs. Didn't like Sin City or Children of men. Not at all into sci-fi.

Pretty good list. Let's see a flick next time I'm in Toronto or you're in Chicago.

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Oh no, Emma! It was only a suggestion...   
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« Reply #125 on: February 22, 2009, 09:22:27 PM »
Mulholland Dr.
Donnie Darko
Primal Fear
Sin City
Children of Men
I most interested in Sci-fi however.

There's no gray area with David Lynch. I just can't stand him. Donnie Darko and Primal Fear are on my extended list of favs. Didn't like Sin City or Children of men. Not at all into sci-fi.

Pretty good list. Let's see a flick next time I'm in Toronto or you're in Chicago.

All that jazz, baby. Maybe we will maybe we won't. Good things to those who wait.

Oh no, Emma! It was only a suggestion...   

LOL, and you thought I was serious? Surely you are smarter than this?

Anyway, you did not say anything about L.A. Confidential. Did you not see it? It's brilliant. I never get bored watching it over and over again.

I am watching Oscar at the moment. Very disappointed about the best supporting actress award. Penelope has a very tiny role in Vicky yet she gets the award. What are they smoking? Also, I think they should have gone straight to break after the Heath won and the family accepted the award on his behalf in the best supporting actor role. We all needed a moment. Stupid Oscar.

Hugh Jackman, btw, is doing a great job so far. I was just reading the first hour live Oscar blog. Hilarious stuff!

On a entirely different note, I don't find Penelope Cruise neither sexy nor beautiful.
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« Reply #126 on: February 22, 2009, 09:38:37 PM »
Mulholland Dr.
Donnie Darko
Primal Fear
Sin City
Children of Men
I most interested in Sci-fi however.

There's no gray area with David Lynch. I just can't stand him. Donnie Darko and Primal Fear are on my extended list of favs. Didn't like Sin City or Children of men. Not at all into sci-fi.

Pretty good list. Let's see a flick next time I'm in Toronto or you're in Chicago.

All that jazz, baby. Maybe we will maybe we won't. Good things to those who wait.

Oh no, Emma! It was only a suggestion...   

LOL, and you thought I was serious? Surely you are smarter than this?

Anyway, you did not say anything about L.A. Confidential. Did you not see it? It's brilliant. I never get bored watching it over and over again.

I am watching Oscar at the moment. Very disappointed about the best supporting actress award. Penelope has a very tiny role in Vicky yet she gets the award. What are they smoking? Also, I think they should have gone straight to break after the Heath won and the family accepted the award on his behalf in the best supporting actor role. We all needed a moment. Stupid Oscar.

Hugh Jackman, btw, is doing a great job so far. I was just reading the first hour live Oscar blog. Hilarious stuff!

On a entirely different note, I don't find Penelope Cruise neither sexy nor beautiful.


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« Reply #127 on: February 22, 2009, 10:47:03 PM »
It goes without saying at this point that Slumdog is getting the best pic. It's the overwhelming favourite anyway.

Anyway, I don't think I will get any sleep tonight as am way past it. Oh well. It wasn't so bad. Very happy that both Kate and Sean won. Still pissed about Penelope's. That's the only thing that went wrong. And extremely happy for A.R. Rahman. Those kids are so incredibly cute!
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« Reply #128 on: February 22, 2009, 11:24:07 PM »
Very happy for Rahman..... :))
 Penn as usual deserved it...wanted Meryl Streep(as she's one of my all time favorites) to win but also wanted Kate to get that one this time and happy for her too... Ledger obviously deserved it.
I find Penelope Cruz very beautiful actually! Anyway....Slumdog with 8 oscars takes the cake....I would have expected Curious case to win nothing actually considering its run at golden globes...but has won a couple?


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Re: Cinema
« Reply #129 on: February 22, 2009, 11:45:29 PM »
Benjamin Button won alot of technical awards, like makeup and things like that.



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« Reply #130 on: February 22, 2009, 11:46:08 PM »
I didn't, nor do I want to, see any of Kate's films this year. But I love her, so I'm glad she won. Don't know anything about Cruz's catagory, so I won't comment on that one other than to say I'm sure she deserves it because she's cute. Pretty crap year overall. The only movie that I want to see that I haven't seen is Frost-Nixon. Other than that, Slumdog and Milk were the best of 2008. I think I liked Milk a little more because of Penn and Brolin--they were fantastic. But as far as a great year goes, 2008 does not rate high.


Emma, I haven't seen LA Confidential all the way through, and I've tried a couple of times. I only commented on the films I've seen.

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« Reply #131 on: February 23, 2009, 07:49:23 AM »
The whole ceremony was OK. I never give so much care for the oscars and the winners,but again,this time I was so glad to see that Heath Ledger has been given one.Although the whole tribute thing was modest, I guess I expected more..Or I missed it during the last year ceremony ?
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« Reply #132 on: February 23, 2009, 11:27:54 AM »
Benjamin Button won alot of technical awards, like makeup and things like that.

Benjamin only won 3. I was hoping it would get the best supporting actree award.
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« Reply #133 on: February 23, 2009, 11:44:33 AM »
I didn't, nor do I want to, see any of Kate's films this year. But I love her, so I'm glad she won. Don't know anything about Cruz's catagory, so I won't comment on that one other than to say I'm sure she deserves it because she's cute. Pretty crap year overall. The only movie that I want to see that I haven't seen is Frost-Nixon. Other than that, Slumdog and Milk were the best of 2008. I think I liked Milk a little more because of Penn and Brolin--they were fantastic. But as far as a great year goes, 2008 does not rate high.


Emma, I haven't seen LA Confidential all the way through, and I've tried a couple of times. I only commented on the films I've seen.

Yes, you and I will go to a movie together. And we'll discuss it after over a cup of tea.


I haven't seen Frost-Nixon and not going to. Hate politics and anything about it. Can't believe you are having problems with L.A. Why, but it's one of the best of best. And you still watched and liked Goodfellas. 

Kate was phenomenal in The Reader.

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Re: Cinema
« Reply #134 on: February 23, 2009, 12:17:09 PM »
I didn't, nor do I want to, see any of Kate's films this year. But I love her, so I'm glad she won. Don't know anything about Cruz's catagory, so I won't comment on that one other than to say I'm sure she deserves it because she's cute. Pretty crap year overall. The only movie that I want to see that I haven't seen is Frost-Nixon. Other than that, Slumdog and Milk were the best of 2008. I think I liked Milk a little more because of Penn and Brolin--they were fantastic. But as far as a great year goes, 2008 does not rate high.


Emma, I haven't seen LA Confidential all the way through, and I've tried a couple of times. I only commented on the films I've seen.

Yes, you and I will go to a movie together. And we'll discuss it after over a cup of tea.


I haven't seen Frost-Nixon and not going to. Hate politics and anything about it. Can't believe you are having problems with L.A. Why, but it's one of the best of best. And you still watched and liked Goodfellas. 

Kate was phenomenal in The Reader.

Yes, we will discuss it over three cups of tea instead.

Hmm... I know LA Con was well received, but no one ever compared it to Goodfellas. Maybe next time I'll watch it all the way through. Thanks.

Maybe I should see the Reader. I checked out the synopsis and wasn't really drawn to it.
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« Reply #135 on: February 23, 2009, 02:04:45 PM »
L.A. flopped at the box office but well received by the critics. Got loads of Oscar noms too, but of course that garbage movie called Titanic took everything away from it. Any movie that has some kind of global recognition/appeal going on, no matter how corny they are, will get the Oscar as the best movie; that is, if they get an Oscar nom.

L.A is about the police corruption in LAPD post WWII so it's different than Goodfellas in that sense. I thought guys dig these sorts of movies if they are not gay, but I could be wrong. Even though I am female, I don't like chick flicks. The only reason I watch them from time to time is because my other female friends watch them a lot and I don't want to come off as a snob to them. I get teased enough.

We went to see P.S. I love You just last year and I made some comments about it and they totally flipped. I merely said that was a complete waste of two hours and $12.
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« Reply #136 on: February 23, 2009, 02:07:51 PM »
L.A. flopped at the box office but well received by the critics. Got loads of Oscar noms too, but of course that garbage movie called Titanic took everything away from it.
wrong, Kim won the oscar and also another oscar for best adapted screenplay.
Titanic only won 2 important things, picture and director with the infamous speech "feeling at the top of the world", dont want to mention Celine Dior, I prefer to remember her when Beck said her name because she has won 1 award,
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Re: Cinema
« Reply #137 on: February 23, 2009, 03:08:08 PM »
Benjamin Button won alot of technical awards, like makeup and things like that.

Benjamin only won 3. I was hoping it would get the best supporting actree award.

Yeah, Taraji was excellent.



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« Reply #138 on: February 23, 2009, 03:59:11 PM »
L.A. flopped at the box office but well received by the critics. Got loads of Oscar noms too, but of course that garbage movie called Titanic took everything away from it.
wrong, Kim won the oscar and also another oscar for best adapted screenplay.
Titanic only won 2 important things, picture and director with the infamous speech "feeling at the top of the world", dont want to mention Celine Dior, I prefer to remember her when Beck said her name because she has won 1 award,

I was speaking in terms of the Best Picture and the Best Director not the best supporting actress. I think everyone knows that Kim Basinger won that category, whereas I felt all the most important acting came from the three main characters in L.A. and not to mention, L.A. was far superior than Titanic. When you leave the theatre Kim's character is the last thing you want to remember, so who cares about that? I wanted to puke at Titanic. What a load of crap.
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« Reply #139 on: February 23, 2009, 04:12:04 PM »
L.A. flopped at the box office but well received by the critics. Got loads of Oscar noms too, but of course that garbage movie called Titanic took everything away from it. Any movie that has some kind of global recognition/appeal going on, no matter how corny they are, will get the Oscar as the best movie; that is, if they get an Oscar nom.

L.A is about the police corruption in LAPD post WWII so it's different than Goodfellas in that sense. I thought guys dig these sorts of movies if they are not gay, but I could be wrong. Even though I am female, I don't like chick flicks. The only reason I watch them from time to time is because my other female friends watch them a lot and I don't want to come off as a snob to them. I get teased enough.

We went to see P.S. I love You just last year and I made some comments about it and they totally flipped. I merely said that was a complete waste of two hours and $12.

LA Confidential is a fantastic gritty drama. Russell Crowe's coming out party, as well as Kevin Spacey. They had been seen before, but they really hadn't been SEEN before Confidential. Life in LA through the eyes of the police during the the days of Dragnet.

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