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Old 01-02-2013, 10:02 AM   #11506
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Love In The Name of the father. Great movie--very affecting; might be because I'm Irish, that movie always gets to me.
ZD30 is only playing like 5 theaters in the Country right now, it opens wide jan 5th. It's just playing ny and la, so it can qualify for the Oscars. Saw it in the east village.


I almost drove to the city myself to see it last weekend. I decided to hold out until next week.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:28 AM   #11507
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For me its the best way. I have found that it elevates the viewing experience. You see the director's vision, actors audibles, and editors influence clearer.

Editing out Hildi's backstory removed the emotional heft from the movie. Django's transformation from a slave who was so meek, to a badass of McClainian proportions was left on the cutting room floor. As was the best scenes that explained why Stephen really hated Django so much.

Watched the movie yesterday, I thought it was great.

Can you please fill me in on those bolded parts? Would be fun to know what was left out.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:33 AM   #11508
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Watched the movie yesterday, I thought it was great.

Can you please fill me in on those bolded parts? Would be fun to know what was left out.

Here's the official script to Django: http://twcguilds.com/assets/screenpl...screenplay.pdf

During the scene where Django was beaten by the Brittle brothers, Django was making love to his wife. The Brittle Bros. pulled him out/off of his wife and raped her. Django was forced to watch her get raped and beaten.

Hildi's story was a bit on the brutal side. She was sold to a family who wanted to use her as a stand-in wife type figure for their son. Hildi through force of will and guile manipulated her way to a power position in that particular relationship. Everything was going swimmingly until her Boyfriend/Master took her on a night on the town to Greenville, Mississippi to the Cleopatra Club where Candie conned her Boyfriend/Master to losing Hildi in a card game. When the B/M tried to beg his way out of the losing Hildi he was killed by Candie. A naked Hildi tried to run, but was dragged a way kicking and screaming.

After the shootout, Hildi was raped by the fella who fondled Django's balls while he was tied upside down.

Django privately humiliated Stephen. He smacked him around, doused him with a bucket of water, and while Stephen was cowering, Django told him that Stephen was his n*gger now, and would answer to his beck and call at any time.

Without Hildi's scenes Django Unchained is just a boy saves princess movie set in the south.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:52 PM   #11509
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End of Watch - 3/10 ???

I watched this movie fully once, and this was my second time watching it. I rewatched it because i see others rating it as good, even though the first time i saw it i thought it was pretty bad. Well i can confirm its pretty bad. Not only are the two main character awful at portraying real cops, but the whole thing came off like a dark parody of Southland. Corny jokes, violence that only a teenager would find entertaining, and overall just a bad movie.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:49 AM   #11510
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Perks of being a Wallflower, Very good movie, Great acting. 8.5/10.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5rh7O4IDc0

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Old 01-04-2013, 11:37 AM   #11511
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Safety Not Guaranteed - 8/10

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Old 01-04-2013, 12:23 PM   #11512
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End of Watch - 3/10 ???

I watched this movie fully once, and this was my second time watching it. I rewatched it because i see others rating it as good, even though the first time i saw it i thought it was pretty bad. Well i can confirm its pretty bad. Not only are the two main character awful at portraying real cops, but the whole thing came off like a dark parody of Southland. Corny jokes, violence that only a teenager would find entertaining, and overall just a bad movie.


You know I saw End of Watch in the theatres over the summer, and gave it a decent review on here. I saw it immediately after seeing The Master. Maybe it hit well because it was so easily accessible. Even then I don't recall giving it a great review, and I also remember including some pretty heavy complaints, mostly revolving around the inclusion of a Mexican Cartel that was involved in Human Trafficking for reasons that made no sense, nor were ever really tried to have sense made of them.

I sort of dug it for it's gimmicky camera approach. And it naturalist feel. The best moments I felt were the one off elements that weren't related to a larger plot. The house fire. Finding the kids in the crackhead's house. Just the day to day police stuff in an awfull neighborhood was enough of a show for me.

But when it got re-released into theatre's this fall, I walked by it's screening when I went to see Killing Them Softly, and all my memory's of it were weaker than I recall. The awfull plot line, the rediculous gang bangers, were much more in my mind than the parts I liked, and I'd probably rate it lower in retrospect.

Oddly, I believe I gave Killing Them Softly a similar review, but was more negative about how I talked about it. And I think that has to do with expectations. I walked into End of Watch to kill a few hours before meeting a friend for dinner, I really hadn't intended to see it, and I liked it more than I expected to. Killing Them Softly I'd been planning on seeing since the first seeing the poster. Got more interested upon seeing the trailer. Moreso still after reading about who was involved. I coolled down a bit when the reviews were tepid, but I didn't read any of them, just going off the tomato meter. And I wound up being disappointed.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:15 PM   #11513
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I don't think i've seen Killing Them Softly yet, i'll have to check it out.



Heat - 9/10

Got damn, Pacino/Dinero are amazing. If i had three wishes, i really think one would be to return these two men to their youth, because they'd reward me with great films like this. "A guy told me one time, "Don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner."" Dope line.

And the shootout scene, got damn! That was a heavy scene.

Any recommendations for similar films? Not so much cop/heist action, but just great acting.

The Shawshank Redemption 10/10

Another film i had not seen before despite it being the top rated film on IMDb, and i'm happy to have finally seen it. Amazing film, good story, nothing to dislike.

Seeing Morgan Freeman, Denzel, Pacino, and Dinero all old is sad because i can't think of anyone to take their place in delivering amazing performances on a regular basis. Daniel Day comes to mind.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:27 PM   #11514
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I don't think i've seen Killing Them Softly yet, i'll have to check it out.



Heat - 9/10

Got damn, Pacino/Dinero are amazing. If i had three wishes, i really think one would be to return these two men to their youth, because they'd reward me with great films like this. "A guy told me one time, "Don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner."" Dope line.

And the shootout scene, got damn! That was a heavy scene.

Any recommendations for similar films? Not so much cop/heist action, but just great acting.

The Shawshank Redemption 10/10

Another film i had not seen before despite it being the top rated film on IMDb, and i'm happy to have finally seen it. Amazing film, good story, nothing to dislike.

Seeing Morgan Freeman, Denzel, Pacino, and Dinero all old is sad because i can't think of anyone to take their place in delivering amazing performances on a regular basis. Daniel Day comes to mind.
Movies with DeNiro and Pacino to watch:

The Godfather I & II, Mean Streets, Serpico, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Deer Hunter, Glengarry Glen Ross, Dog Day Afternoon.. Etc...

Theres A LOT of good stuff out there..

Some other great actors that have good early stuff is Harvey Keitel, Martin Sheen, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Newman..


Its just all about looking them up and giving them a shot. I know most people dont really like to delve into films way out of their time period.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:40 PM   #11515
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Movies with DeNiro and Pacino to watch:

The Godfather I & II, Mean Streets, Serpico, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Deer Hunter, Glengarry Glen Ross, Dog Day Afternoon.. Etc...

Theres A LOT of good stuff out there..

Some other great actors that have good early stuff is Harvey Keitel, Martin Sheen, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Newman..


Its just all about looking them up and giving them a shot. I know most people dont really like to delve into films way out of their time period.

Saw all the Godfathers and Goodfellas, gonna definitely look into all the rest. I used to be like that (about time period), but i realized the silliness behind that as i was missing out on masterpieces. Thanks for recommendations.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:42 PM   #11516
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Safety Not Guaranteed - 8/10


I liked this movie quite a bit. This along with Moonrise Kingdom are my two favorite movies of the year and actually felt worth of the price of admission. the premise felt so hokey but the characters make it watchable and have a lot of heart and depth. still don't know what I think about the ending, but it's one of those feel good wish fulfillment that at least placate my emotional sensibilities if not my cerebral ones.

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anne hathaway and the girl that plays epoinine carried the movie. hathaway should get some nominations for her performance.

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Old 01-04-2013, 01:45 PM   #11517
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The Godfather I & II, Mean Streets, Serpico, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Deer Hunter, Glengarry Glen Ross, Dog Day Afternoon.. Etc...


I never liked Serpico. The best thing about it is that it lead to It's Always Sunny mocking it a bit. Deer Hunter is another I always found way overrated. I like the rest of those though.
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Ted - 7.8 / 10

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I liked this movie quite a bit. This along with Moonrise Kingdom are my two favorite movies of the year and actually felt worth of the price of admission. the premise felt so hokey but the characters make it watchable and have a lot of heart and depth. still don't know what I think about the ending, but it's one of those feel good wish fulfillment that at least placate my emotional sensibilities if not my cerebral ones.



The way you describe it is exactly how I felt about it. The acting coupled with the quirks was charming. The story itself lacked a certain something, it could have been solidified with a bit more depth and creativity. That's probably why the ending leaves us wanting more, because it seemed like it ended just as the intrigue started. Was still good enough for me though, I enjoyed it. It could have gone from good to great if the ending what a bit less open ended. Character wise thought I liked it alot, very charming and off beat in its comedic aspects.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:13 PM   #11520
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I never liked Serpico. The best thing about it is that it lead to It's Always Sunny mocking it a bit. Deer Hunter is another I always found way overrated. I like the rest of those though.
Both of those films I liked specifically because of the acting.

Serpico I think is a good movie that is just not that accessible. Not much happens and there is just a lot of methodical nothingness that makes it frustrating to like. Technically I think its solid and Pacino's acting is the type that you miss as hes gotten older. There was a lot of quiet intensity in his performance. Its too bad that the ending of the movie does leave you with a vacant feeling of frustration.

The Deer Hunter I feel is great when it comes to its cinematography and acting. It has stellar performances by Walkens, DeNiro and Cazale. What I do dislike about it though is its self indulgence. There's a lot in it that isnt needed.. methodical shots and slow paced dialog. It certainly didnt need to last over 3 hours. I think more people would genuinely like it if it wasnt filled with excess, making it a shorter film.
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