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Peter (Taking a break)
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
A list of pretentious movie drivel on 12/14/2013 17:01:09 MST Print View

Title says it all.

Cloud Atlas
Valhalla Rising
Drive
Life of Pi
Vicky, Christina, Barcelona

Go on, vent!

Edited by prse on 12/14/2013 17:23:35 MST.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: A list of pretentious movie drivel on 12/14/2013 18:38:40 MST Print View

The American

2001

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: A list of pretentious movie drivel on 12/14/2013 19:32:45 MST Print View

"Too big to fail" seemed slanted to me and omitted some important talking points.

"Siege of Firebase Gloria" was a worthy attempt but suffered from horrible acting.

"Hamburger Hill" Same as above.

"The Thing" 2011 version sucked compared to the first two which are classics imo.

"Gettysburg" I loved reading Killer Angels and was really disappointed with this movie. With the caliber of actors, they didn't deliver imo. With that said, I think Jeff Daniels monologue as Col Chamberlain was fantastic. Don't know that I'd call it pretentious drivel but it fell far short.

"The Patriot" Again, a movie that could have been much better but fell short.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: A list of pretentious movie drivel on 12/14/2013 20:19:59 MST Print View

I haven't watch any of those Ian. I knew better. lol!

Anything by M Night Shamalong a ding dong is a train wreck.

The Hunter w/ Willem Dafoe

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: A list of pretentious movie drivel on 12/15/2013 01:49:37 MST Print View

I have to give him credit for Sixth Sense. I thought that was a pretty good movie.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: A list of pretentious movie drivel on 12/15/2013 17:20:35 MST Print View

"I have to give him credit for Sixth Sense."

Then you weren't paying attention.

No recovery scene post shooting. Never changed clothes. What about the wife and the table in front of the door?
No interaction with anyone other than the child.

Fail.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: A list of pretentious movie drivel on 12/15/2013 18:09:45 MST Print View

"Then you weren't paying attention."

Humbug. Sixth Sense was a very good movie - well paced, well acted and well written.

Agree about much of the rest of his work though. But that's what happens when you do your best first, it's all downhill from there.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Re: A list of pretentious movie drivel on 12/15/2013 19:07:49 MST Print View

Dang tough critic!

.But why?

Well all those clues seemed so obvious the second time but I missed it the first time around. I did catch the red doorknobs & such and realize that there was some significance but the ending blew me away.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: A list of pretentious movie drivel on 12/15/2013 21:20:48 MST Print View

Everyone has an opinion. And it is great that we don't all agree all the time. That would be boring!

Does Doug have any titles he wants to add?

I'll throw in one more Event Horizon.

Edited by kthompson on 12/15/2013 21:22:14 MST.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: A list of pretentious movie drivel on 12/15/2013 21:39:37 MST Print View

There should be another thread of B movies and/or sleepers done right.

Such as...

Escape from NY
C.H.U.D.S.
Adventures of Bukaroo Bonzai across the Fourth Dimension
The Big Lebowski

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: A list of pretentious movie drivel on 12/16/2013 07:37:25 MST Print View

"Does Doug have any titles he wants to add?"

the last three Star Wars movies.

Courage Under Fire

Crimson Tide

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: Re: Re: A list of pretentious movie drivel on 12/16/2013 10:10:04 MST Print View

Dudes. ++

"Dancing with Wolves"

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Re: A list of pretentious movie drivel on 12/16/2013 11:06:30 MST Print View

"There should be another thread of B movies and/or sleepers done right. "

Dead Snow. Zombies, nazis, and skiing. What else could you want!? Makes a great Christmas movie....

Peter (Taking a break)
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
Nymphomaniac on 12/16/2013 14:11:00 MST Print View

I can't wait to see "Nymphomaniac" by Lars von Trier, it's going to be one of those movies that people rate 1/10 or 10/10...

spelt !
(spelt) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: A list of pretentious movie drivel on 12/16/2013 14:20:22 MST Print View

Passion of the Christ

Peter (Taking a break)
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
sorry... on 12/16/2013 14:38:01 MST Print View

I actually enjoy watching Crimson Tide in a typical corny hollywood movie-way... probably not for the reasons the director intended...

The same goes for "Men of Honor".

No one can make patriotic movies like Hollywood :-D

Edited by prse on 12/16/2013 14:51:41 MST.