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Old 01-16-2012, 08:15 PM   #10111
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Skeleton Key - 8/10

I liked it a lot. For those who seen the movie, please tell me if what I believe to be the reason to the ending is correct (spoiler alert in white):

The old man is the young social worker/law agent and the young man is the old man trapped in each others bodies through vudoo and the girl becomes trapped inside of the old lady's body vice versa. I got the girl part but the elderly man trapped I'm sure it's the young male right?

That is how I saw it. Saw that one when I was younger and I think I'll have to rewatch it.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:13 PM   #10112
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Closer. 7.5\10 for me. Ending was really awesome. Natalie Portman was bomb as usual and Clive Owen was pretty funny. Generally would rate it higher but it's one of those movies that because of the ending I walked away from it liking it more so than I did while sitting through it.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:54 PM   #10113
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9 outta 10 for drive, dat movie was dope mayne
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:23 PM   #10114
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Closer. 7.5\10 for me. Ending was really awesome. Natalie Portman was bomb as usual and Clive Owen was pretty funny. Generally would rate it higher but it's one of those movies that because of the ending I walked away from it liking it more so than I did while sitting through it.
One of my all-time favourites.

I honestly can't think of better movie just based on acting alone. It's a movie that really needed it too being based on a play and completely dialogue driven. The four lead performances were all excellent and Clive Owen in this might be my favourite performance of all-time.

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Old 01-16-2012, 11:26 PM   #10115
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i feel like i know that movie backwards and forwards but i've actually never seen anything more than the private stripping room scene... which i've watched at least 100 times lol

definitely a personal favourite
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:15 AM   #10116
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The ending was just perfect. Last 15 minutes actually was perfection too me. Just one of those movies where how it finished up wouldn't have changed a thing.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:35 AM   #10117
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watched a version with hard coded french subs. wasn't much of a problem - i don't really mind watching subtitled films. i actually find a lot of good horror films are foreign these days. one of the biggest gripes i had with inglorious bastards....there was so much damn dialogue in that movie that it was hard to look at what was going on while you read. i swear tarantino used that movie as a way too much to show that he was a good screenwriter. that we sort of knew, but he still wanted to force the issue and make long-winded exchanges. but i digress

back to this movie. it was mysteriously captivating from the beginning. it wasn't some shoot up scene and disappearance right away. it's one of those movies you had to pay attention to. at the end of the day, i think it showcased survival, betrayal and corruption the most. that sounds morbid and depressing on the surface but it does have a 'nice' ending that isn't overly sappy. there were plot holes for sure but i'm willing to ignore some of those since it was such an ambitious film. is it all that realistic? maybe not but its ideas were grand. the lead acting was great btw. plenty of subtleties and cold, tension built moments. it tied up some of the minor nuances in a sensible way in the end. it probably deserves a couple showings.

if you're a fan of mystery/thriller, i'd recommend it. verdict: 8/10 (if you're a stickler for realistic detail though, you'd probably rank it lower). i definitely wasn't into the whole the grand conspiracy/multiple motives angle but i don't want to spoil too much

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Old 01-17-2012, 06:51 AM   #10118
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^ Had to press quote to figure out you were talking about Tell No One. I really loved that movie.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:56 AM   #10119
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^ Had to press quote to figure out you were talking about Tell No One. I really loved that movie.

ya, it's definitely a winner in the originality/creativity department

EDIT: oops, i guess the original image was too big. smaller now....

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Old 01-17-2012, 12:04 PM   #10120
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Crank High Voltage.... 7/10

Its pretty out there and crazy. But its not as good as the original because we seen it before. Its still an awesome movie none the less.

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Old 01-17-2012, 12:29 PM   #10121
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Unguarded: 8/10- Powerful. Might not be one of the best documentaries in the 30 for 30 series, but it's easily a top-5 STORY in the set.

I can sum it up in one scene I think: He's talking about when he was in California. His buddy and him are out making runs, gettin high off everything. It's been like 5 days of this, and he decides to try meth. In my head I'm just kinda jokin: "just don't go to Modesto."

Then he talks about the Modesto indecent. See his wife calls and says she and the kids are gonna fly out and they'll meet him at the Oakland airport. He's still paranoid and tripping off the previous days, and is freakin out. He thinks someone is followin him so he's takin exits and entrances just at random. He ends up in Modesto. He's arrested, and taken to the hospital and jail.

Now the group he's telling this to are other users, and convicts. And everyone's laughin, and it was kind of a funny story. But then he says that bad part was that his wife and kids were standing on the sidewalk at the Oakland airport because he didn't make it to them. The room goes silent.

And for me it was all the more powerful because after he gets out he goes to a 7-11 and starts drinkin. Then he goes round back and falls asleep in the streets. Then he goes back to the place in person, and I recognized it. It was not 15 minutes away from where I sat watching this movie. And it just hit me how this guy who had it all, ended up in a rundown place in a rundown city contemplating never calling his wife or kids again and just living in Modesto homeless.

Amazing story to tell, well put together story telling, just an all around good documentary.


Yeah, that was a really good one. I played against Herron at a few camps and invitational type stuff when I was young, both being New England guys. We actually had somewhat similar games, although he was just much much better than me, so I always liked him because he reminded me of myself a bit.

The part where he goes to the rehab, spends 7 months there, and they let him out to see his kid being born, the way he tells it is devastating. Because he's talking about all the time he'd been sober at that point. And how much it meant to him to be let out to see his kid's birth, and right after it was over, he walked out front to smoke a cigarrette, lit it up, and just kept walking to a local parking lot where he copped some heroine and got high. Because of how he tells it, it really felt like that was the spot in the story where he was gonna turn it around, but once again the drive was just too strong. It was crushing.
Being of that age, and a basketball guy, and having a younger brother who's fighting the same fight, that one really got me. It was really well done too. The way they cut together segments of him telling the story to different groups of people, so there were minor changes in the way it was told, but the heart of it was always the same. Just really well put together. I may check out that book that the guy wrote who's in it in bits.

His brother seems like a total douchebag and seems like he was a lousey hanger on and probably still has a sizeable coke problem right now. His sweaty twitchiness didn't sit well.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:44 PM   #10122
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I've met Herren and his brother [shook hands once i mean]. They make an appearance every year at Dave Cowen' basketball camp, or at least they did when my brother went. His brother is just as neurotic and sweaty as he seemed in the documentary.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:15 PM   #10123
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I've watched Unknown. It's a good movie, I'd give 8.4. I liked that the plot was very strategic-thought provoking, ha ha. Basically you have to think what others know, and what you don't know, and what others don't; then you go second round and think of what others don't know you know, and versa. Plus, it wasn't that predictable in a characters department, and I liked how it left unanswered questions at the end. It may not have been as intense as supposed to, but a very joyful watch, because I felt it avoided common traits of movies that kind.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:28 PM   #10124
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The Help - 7.0. Good story. Kinda slow for me.
Real Steel - 6.5. Good pop corn movie. Nothing amazing though.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:43 PM   #10125
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Pan's Labyrinth: 7.5/10

Surely this film is original, I don't anything can be compared to it really.. Enjoyed it, what kept it from getting a really high score, for me personally, was the weirdness, at some points the 'wtf-factor' was just a bit too high for me.
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