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  • #31
    Allow me to modify that last statment. Looking at DiCaprio's filmography and finding Critters 3 I'll take back my "anything" statement!

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Flumpy
      1 - Why does Batman have such a stupid voice?
      2 - Seeing as none of them have any 'super powers' how come everybody seems to be able to jump of tall building, survive explosions, appear out of nowhere etc
      3 - Why are the police so completely incompetent. They have The Joker in prison so how does he manage to not only escape but lay waste to the whole police headquarters whilst doing so? How does he manage to appear in the hospital with a full face of makeup and go under cover as a doctor when he's the most wanted man in the city? How does he manage to rig up the whole hospital with bombs despite only having escaped a few hours earlier.? How does he know which boats are going to be used to evacuate prisoners? How is this one mortal man able to bamboozle the whole of the US armed forces?
      4 - Who is he? Where did he come from? Why is he doing any of this? THe Joker has absolutely no motivation for doing what he does. Or at least none that we're told about!!!
      5 - WTF was the Harvey Dent/ 2 Face nonsense about? Who on earth after getting blow up and losing half their face goes on a revenge spree??? I think he would have had trouble getting to the toilet without help.
      Shooting fish in a barrel . . . :roll:
      1. It is electronically distorted (by a mechanism in the costume's neck) so no one can take a voice print and match it to Bruce Wayne's
      2. The exact same way Parkour people do it (think Casino Royale)
      3. Were you not paying attention?! He got the cop to want to beat him and then tricked him (he's the JOKER, remember?) into thinking he was handcuffed, when he had already freed himself.
      4. Again, not paying attention. He's an anarchist. He does this for fun - a challenge. He's clearly psychotic, so needs no reason to do anything. His 'back story' is intentionally not revealed, so he can tell everyone a different story on why he has facial scars.
      5. He lost half his face. He snapped. **It happens. :twisted:

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      • #33
        Hey, speaking of movies . . .
        Saw The Wrestler today. Mickey Rourke's performance is on a par will Daniel Day-Lewis's in There Will Be Blood!
        The movie is a B+, but MR was an A+.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Marlow
          Some people confuse movies about 'serious issues' as being 'good' movies. They think that a movie needs an 'important theme' to be good.
          Which, of course, is nonsense. Do you know people who have that attitude? I don't.

          Originally posted by marlow
          As an informed and 'serious' student of the cinema
          You can write that in all seriousness after posting that you won't see Saving Private Ryan or Schindler's List because the subject matter may upset you?

          What you are in reality is someone who sees an abnormal number of movies and appears to have become delusional in the belief that you're some kind of expert...

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          • #35
            Originally posted by marknhj
            What you are in reality is someone who sees an abnormal number of movies and appears to have become delusional in the belief that you're some kind of expert...
            Hands up from all the people here who were asked to (and then did) teach Film Analysis at the collegiate level?
            [jeez - way to go, hjmark! Now you've got me sounding like Texas!!!!]

            I, of course, cannot perceive whether my film reviews (such as they are - 75 words max) have any merit, only film-goers who read my reviews can ascertain that. It must just be my devastating good looks and overpowering charm that makes so many people say they like them and that they trust my opinion over national reviewers. But then again, my tastes are so coarse and common, of course the Great Unwashed like what I write! 8-)

            To all you nay-sayers my riposte is: Ain't no big thang - I kin dig it!

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            • #36
              Nice hat trick, Marlow: full of yourself, full of hot air and full of BS too - nice going!

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Marlow
                Some people confuse movies about 'serious issues' as being 'good' movies. They think that a movie needs an 'important theme' to be good.
                May be they just have more meat. Some times it's hard not to fidget through the predictable chases and explosions.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Daisy
                  Some times it's hard not to fidget through the predictable chases and explosions.
                  And sometimes it's hard not to sleep through them, as I did in TDK.

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                  • #39
                    kate winslett ( as with every other brit actress with aspirations ) shoud pray to her little shrine of ralph ffienes in her back room

                    his ole magic worked once again !

                    all any reasonably well known brit actress has to do to get an oscar nomination is to find a semi-pretentious nonsense film, have a part in it & insists the producer/director get ralph to star in it

                    the academy seems to think any brit actress in any of his pretentious nonsense films MUST at least get a nomination...

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Marlow
                      Originally posted by marknhj
                      What a boring and pointless movie.
                      I am both humbled and honored to be among such discerning palates. Your aesthetic sensibilities are indeed beyond reproach and reflect a truly refined artistic temperament. I bow to your exalted station and superior critical skills. I most abjectly apologize for my own plebian, philistine, vulgar, base, crude Weltanschauung and beg your forgiveness for sullying your esteemed self with by own deeply flawed being. Or as we say vernacularly . . . whatever! :roll:
                      Don't you understand that movie appreciation is a highly personal matter? Just like music, art, food, leisure activity. You may like something that I loathe. Justifying it becomes quite a dangerous enterprise.
                      So, I just say what I like or dislike and leave it at that.
                      "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                      by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Pego
                        So, I just say what I like or dislike and leave it at that.
                        That kinda makes discourse obsolete and renders a 'forum' pointless!

                        I apologize for coming off as boorish. I was just trying to state my opinion as confidently as everyone else, but I do see that the effect is counter-productive, so I shall slink back into my cave and enjoy some pterodactyl meat.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Marlow
                          Originally posted by Pego
                          So, I just say what I like or dislike and leave it at that.
                          That kinda makes discourse obsolete and renders a 'forum' pointless!

                          I apologize for coming off as boorish. I was just trying to state my opinion as confidently as everyone else, but I do see that the effect is counter-productive, so I shall slink back into my cave and enjoy some pterodactyl meat.
                          Why? In matters of likes and dislikes, there doesn't have to be a justification of it. I like something and say it, you like something else and say it. Exchange of ideas, isn't it?
                          I've been called names on numerous occasions by music experts for my dislike of most of the twentieth century music. Names, like "meet-and-potato man. I like meat, I like potatoes, so no problem.
                          BTW, I'd never call you boorish, I know you better than that. Authoritative, perhaps... :wink: .
                          "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                          by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                          • #43
                            I think the only thing Marlow could be accused of is a belief that when it comes to movie reviews he is farier than most. A view that i happen to agree with. I would only add if he wants to be considered a truely serious critic of movies than like a doctor he has to endure some really gut wrenching moments like Shindler's list.
                            phsstt!

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Pego
                              Originally posted by Marlow
                              That kinda makes discourse obsolete and renders a 'forum' pointless!
                              Why? In matters of likes and dislikes, there doesn't have to be a justification of it. I like something and say it, you like something else and say it. Exchange of ideas, isn't it?
                              OK, but where's the fun in that? Aren't we supposed to bludgeon each other over the head with our unimpeachable authority??!! :twisted:

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                              • #45
                                Re: The Oscars

                                Originally posted by Marlow
                                POLITICAL, i.e., Zero Box Office (and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz-inducing) films like Frost/Nixon and Milk cleaned up.:
                                I thought Frost/Nixon was superb. I've been warned by friends who know me not to see the Dark Knight - apparently it IS dark. I couldn't stomach 7 or Seven or whatever that wretched obsession with gore starring Kevin Spacey and poor Gwyneth's head was called. Thank God Mama Mia isn't nominated - now THAT was a colossal snooze.

                                Originally posted by Marlow
                                The Box Office doesn't lie
                                Plenty of people thought Madonna should have won for Evita; I was not among them. The Golden Globs did give her a big piece of bling.

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