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Re: Cinema
« Reply #360 on: October 23, 2010, 08:54:00 PM »
Transformers and Star Trek. I thought you were a cool black chick, not a geeky white guy.
:mad1: Why am I just seeing this quote. Were is my belt :)>>>>


I really liked the Swedish film "Let the Right One In" and the book even better.

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« Reply #361 on: October 23, 2010, 09:33:17 PM »
Transformers and Star Trek. I thought you were a cool black chick, not a geeky white guy.
:mad1: Why am I just seeing this quote. Were is my belt :)>>>>


I really liked the Swedish film "Let the Right One In" and the book even better.


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Went looking for something to distract you.

Let me check into to Swedish film.

I just watch "Mozart and the Whale" last night. Pretty good story about two high functioning, autistic, young adults trying to figure out their relationship. Pretty intense.
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Re: Cinema
« Reply #362 on: October 23, 2010, 09:35:20 PM »
Vampires!!! :nono:
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« Reply #363 on: October 24, 2010, 09:54:09 AM »
I saw Hereafter on Friday night and then saw The Social Network just last night. I had no idea that the Network was by David Fincher, the creator of two of my all time favourite movies - Se7en and The Fight Club.

Both movies were excellent btw and I can say a lot too, but that would be a spoiler. Both movies have great casting and directing. The Social Network was least about the Facebook which was very refreshing to see. It was all about the relationship between two best friends Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin. As far as I know, Mark Zuckerberg was against the release of this movie whereas Eduardo Saverin was the sole consultant of the book but not the movie. The movie has a very anticlimax ending but I didn't mind it.

I have a feeling Andrew Garfield will get nominated for the best Supporting actor even though he has just as a big role as Jesse Eisenberg, but I don't think he was the lead role. Both were absolutely great - especially Andrew Garfield. Justin Timberlake was also great but I think it's Fincher who really deserves all the credit. There was a bit too going back and forth at one time, but other than that, it was a smooth ride.

Clint Eastwood I think is getting better and better with each movie. What was interesting is that, both came out from the comfort zone to make these two movies and the most intriguing of all was perhaps that, despite being an anti social all his life, Mark Zuckerberg makes probably the biggest social network site in history so far. lol. How ironic is that? well, I myself couldn't care less about Facebook though but still.
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« Reply #364 on: October 24, 2010, 10:05:50 AM »
Nice to see someone actually write something about a film they just saw.

Thanks Emma!  :gleam:
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« Reply #365 on: October 24, 2010, 11:23:14 AM »
Vampires!!! :nono:

They're filming that idiotic Twilight crap here. :\



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Re: Cinema
« Reply #366 on: October 24, 2010, 11:24:00 AM »
Nice to see someone actually write something about a film they just saw.

Thanks Emma!  :gleam:

I know I can't do that because I know I won't be able to discuss it without spoiling it. So I just say that I saw it and whether or not I liked it. :gleam:



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« Reply #367 on: October 24, 2010, 11:35:25 AM »
Nice to see someone actually write something about a film they just saw.

Thanks Emma!  :gleam:

I know I can't do that because I know I won't be able to discuss it without spoiling it. So I just say that I saw it and whether or not I liked it. :gleam:

It's hard. If someone showed an iota of interest in any film I've seen, I'd get into a nice back-and-forth. But...
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« Reply #368 on: October 24, 2010, 03:42:19 PM »
Vampires!!! :nono:
It is no Twilight for sure! Nothing like it. I wouldn't even call it a horror movie, there is very little gore or special effects. Pretty much two lonely children meet and change each others lives, hence the title.

It definitely was "Best Foreign Film" potential. great performances from the children.
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« Reply #369 on: October 24, 2010, 06:09:16 PM »
Transformers and Star Trek. I thought you were a cool black chick, not a geeky white guy.
:mad1: Why am I just seeing this quote. Were is my belt :)>>>>


I really liked the Swedish film "Let the Right One In" and the book even better.



You should never apologize for Star Trek. Transformer, on the other hand.....
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« Reply #370 on: October 27, 2010, 06:03:16 PM »
I was thinking about a movie this weekend, too, just because it has been such a long time.

I was thinking "It's Kind of a Funny Story," which stars Zach Galifianakis, who's way overexposed right now.

We'll see.



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« Reply #371 on: October 31, 2010, 05:49:26 AM »
Bear in mind I usually can't sit still for more than 5 minutes, even watching tennis! :shakey:
So when I was pressed into watching Invictus last night I thought to myself, 'here we go, another half-baked sports movie'.  Fortunately, on this one occasion ;-(), I was wrong. :))

It provided a brief glimpse into the challenges facing newly elected Nelson Mandela in post-apartheid South America.  His use of Rugby as a tool to help pull the nation together was inspirational. :not worthy:

Morgan Freeman couldn't have done a better job portraying the President.

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« Reply #372 on: October 31, 2010, 05:57:08 AM »
I can't believe I stumbled into this section of the forum, but while I'm here I might as well mention the other movie we watched a couple of weeks ago.

The Express

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Another sports film based on the life of Heisman Trophy winner Ernie Davis.
Several interesting characters besides Davis, made for an interesting and illuminating movie.
The football scenes didn't hurt either! :))
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Re: Cinema
« Reply #373 on: November 01, 2010, 12:58:10 AM »
^^ How was Matt Damon in Invictus? I love him.



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« Reply #374 on: November 01, 2010, 05:28:13 AM »
^^ How was Matt Damon in Invictus? I love him.
I thought he did a good job.
I'd never heard of the character he portrayed so I don't know how accurate he was.
My 2 favorite scenes with Damon are both off the field.
In the first, he is invited to tea with the President.  During that visit, Mandela subtly lays out his plan for using the rugby team to help unite the country.
In the 2nd scene, he returns home with tickets to the final.  His parents can't figure out why he brought an extra ticket for the family.  It was for the housekeeper, whom Matt has come to realize is an integral part of their family although they are not of the same race.


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 Also in 2009, Damon portrayed South Africa national rugby union team captain François Pienaar in the Clint Eastwood-directed Nelson Mandela film Invictus, which is based on the 2008 John Carlin book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed a Nation and features Morgan Freeman as Mandela.[45] Invictus earned Damon an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The New Republic observed, "It is not a demanding role, but the ever-more-actorly Damon brings it off with low-key charm and integrity."[46]

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Re: Cinema
« Reply #375 on: November 05, 2010, 05:42:06 PM »
I f**king hate Matt Damon. Just for the record.

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« Reply #376 on: November 05, 2010, 05:50:46 PM »
I f**king hate Matt Damon. Just for the record.
:rofl_2: :hysterical:

Duly noted! :))

While we're on the subject of hatin'-  I think Dane Cook is complete effin' moron.
There, I feel much better now. :))
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« Reply #377 on: November 05, 2010, 06:05:51 PM »
For you Matt Damon haters. :))

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« Reply #378 on: November 05, 2010, 06:18:17 PM »
Hey, he wouldn't bother me at all if he didn't show up in some Scorsese, Eastwood or even Soderbergh movies. I mean, c'mon...

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« Reply #379 on: November 07, 2010, 10:11:30 PM »
there's a problem with the movie Invictus, the real final was played last week, only 15 years ago at Ellis Park in Jo'burg and the big problem is that it was one of the best sporting finals in the last 2 decades or ever. Impressive display for South Africa and New Zealand, 15-12. South Africa are the current world champions again.
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