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Old 01-17-2012, 10:05 PM   #9406
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I can't watch Denzel anymore, I'm not sure I ever could. Even Training Day. I just feel like I'm watching Denzel and not the character he's playing.

that's a really good way of putting it. i think he has such distinct mannerisms and manner of speaking that his persona overwhelms the roles he's suppose to be encompassing. In his movies after 2000, it does feel like he's just doing denzel in a different costume.

I don't think it was like that in his earlier films tho, in particular Soldier's story which I saw recently.

I feel the same about Leo Dicaprio's performances recently.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:09 PM   #9407
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that's a really good way of putting it. i think he has such distinct mannerisms and manner of speaking that his persona overwhelms the roles he's suppose to be encompassing. In his movies after 2000, it does feel like he's just doing denzel in a different costume.

I don't think it was like that in his earlier films tho, in particular Soldier's story which I saw recently.

I feel the same about Leo Dicaprio's performances recently.


Agreed. The little ticks (saying "eh"/"yeah" after sentences and the constant squinting) in a number of his roles have really bothered me.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:12 PM   #9408
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that's a really good way of putting it. i think he has such distinct mannerisms and manner of speaking that his persona overwhelms the roles he's suppose to be encompassing. In his movies after 2000, it does feel like he's just doing denzel in a different costume.

I don't think it was like that in his earlier films tho, in particular Soldier's story which I saw recently.

I feel the same about Leo Dicaprio's performances recently.

I don't get that feeling from Dicaprio as much as other people. His main problem to me is no matter how much neck beard he can grow he still looks like he's Basketball Diaries young.

I can look down his IMDB list and pick out at least 8 movies where I don't notice It's him when I watch them, but I know for a fact without even seeing it, it'll be weird to watch him in J. Edgar.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:32 PM   #9409
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I don't get that feeling from Dicaprio as much as other people. His main problem to me is no matter how much neck beard he can grow he still looks like he's Basketball Diaries young.

I can look down his IMDB list and pick out at least 8 movies where I don't notice It's him when I watch them, but I know for a fact without even seeing it, it'll be weird to watch him in J. Edgar.


You nailed it and I feel the same way about Will Smith too.
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:14 AM   #9410
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I don't even think that's it, because I know of a few actors who aren't method that I don't notice that I'm watching the actor.

Could be I just don't like him as an actor. I'm not even sure at this point.

It's obviously cause he's black.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:11 AM   #9411
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THE WACKNESS- 7.4/10


This type of corky film is right up my alley. Loved the characters cept that step daughter b!tch and I guess she was meant to be flaky and unlikable.

The lead character Luke and the friendship he had with Ben Kingsley's psychiatrist character, along with the hip hop music/culture, makes the film a unique and endearing movie.

Some of the acting left a tad to be desired but I love this movie. If you enjoy 1990's NYC and hip hop, def check it out but there's some very memorable elements in it as well.

My man supplying those in need of greenage from the Ice Cream wagon is

Seriously, Ben Kingsley kills it in his role and his character takes the film from almost generic to embracing counterculture. This movie is a killer little gem that undoubtedly went overlooked. Glad I watched again
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:39 AM   #9412
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The Girl Who Played with Fire (8.5/10) - Didn't expect it to be a direct sequel. I figured same characters, different story. I actually preferred the story of this one over The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Only thing it lacked was shocking scenes as the first had and an ending that wraps everything up (obviously things were left unfinished for the 3rd). As I said though, I thought the story was overall more intriguing.
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:58 AM   #9413
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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (US version): Great movie. Daniel Craig is one of my favourite actors and Rooney Mara was great also. I went from thinking that Lisbeth was an ugly freak to wanting to sex her by the end of the movie.

9.5/10
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:15 PM   #9414
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watched Clooney's 'The Ides of March' last night. i wasn't particularly impressed, maybe a result of high expectations going in, having seen clooney discuss politics with a solid level of competence. apparently the plot was based on a play but i didn't think they really executed the highly dramatic/climactic scenes particularly well in terms of drawing in the viewer. clooney's politician character was hardly fleshed out at all, we got to see everybody and their dog drooling over his integrity and morality, and then all of a sudden he's just another piece of shit adulterer.

the dialogue was lackluster too. again considering it was based on a play they felt worthy of adapting into film, i'm surprised the lines didn't have more umph or creativity if they could have been drawn straight from the original play script.

obviously it was star-studded so that was good fun, and it definitely wasn't bad in any way. just disappointing. ryan gosling and the chick made for an absurdly attractive couple, i couldn't figure out which body i wanted to check out more during the sex scenes. i enjoyed the moral decline into corruption that gosling took. the whole "all politicians let you down at one point or another" theme is completely overdone and they didn't take it in any new directions here, but again... it wasn't terrible.

6-7 depending on how generous i'm feeling, plus i think my background in politics sorta ruined parts of it for me in terms of looking for more depth than was intended

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Old 01-18-2012, 12:46 PM   #9415
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Ides of March is disappointing all around. I'm sick of George Clooney. Enough of him.
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:19 PM   #9416
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I watched Wim Wender's Wings of Desire the other day.
It would be a great movie if it wasn't so damn slow until the last part. It's full of poetry and it's a nice idea but, the way it kept dragging along... reminded me too much of Jarmusch's Permanent Vacation (the most boring thing I ever saw, and I don't care about it being artsy/avantgarde).
7/10

Coen bros' True Grit, soooo nicely done. Maybe it's too "Coen-ish" but that's nothing. 8.5/10
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:12 PM   #9417
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

10/10 that movie had me

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Old 01-18-2012, 03:24 PM   #9418
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mf'ing pussified mf'er ^^
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:23 PM   #9419
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The Descendants: 7/10

For a movie of this subject matter, the emotional climax wasn't fulfilling enough at least for myself. With that absent, nothing really put this movie over the top for me to agree with the acolades it's gotten.

Clooney was solid but just like Pitt in Moneyball, I'd be kind of disappointed if this is the role that gets him an Oscar.
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:32 PM   #9420
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I watched Wim Wender's Wings of Desire the other day.
It would be a great movie if it wasn't so damn slow until the last part. It's full of poetry and it's a nice idea but, the way it kept dragging along... reminded me too much of Jarmusch's Permanent Vacation (the most boring thing I ever saw, and I don't care about it being artsy/avantgarde).
7/10

Coen bros' True Grit, soooo nicely done. Maybe it's too "Coen-ish" but that's nothing. 8.5/10


I actually felt it was pretty straightforward. Only part that was very Coen-ish is when they encouter the person hanging and that focus on the big brute with the big animal head hat
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