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What are the best films you have seen this year? Why did you like them so much?

 
 
Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2014 09:40 am
@farmerman,
Besides Under the Dome, another book that was translated to the TV screen as a miniseries was Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles about 30 years ago, I watched every episode and generally speaking I liked the show.
But Bradbury definitely didn't like what the TV people had done with it -
WIKI- The Martian Chronicles became a three-part TV miniseries starring Rock Hudson which was first broadcast by NBC in 1980. Bradbury found the miniseries "just boring"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Bradbury


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Lash
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2014 01:15 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Another score for being a chick....I just use my pocketbook! Muaha. Stick it to the man, baby! I hope to meet back here and discuss! I've loved almost all of Wes' films, and I appreciate his Bill Murray fetish.
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panzade
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2014 04:44 pm
I watched Silver Linings Playbook last night and I gotta tell you...that was like watching 2 movies grafted into one.

Through the first half I'm going " Yeah, great movie on a serious subject: mental illness"

Then all of a sudden, as if the underwriter money guys had stepped in, director David Russell changes to contrivances and Phil. Eagles worship.

It's a feel-good ending and DeNiro is wonderful, as is Jennifer Lawrence(Oscar winner), but it could have been so much more.
fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2014 06:08 pm
@panzade,
I totally agree with you, Panz.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2014 06:19 pm
@tsarstepan,
I just got back on netflix (yay) and The Trip is next on my queue..

The disc I just got and haven't seen yet, maybe tonight, is something of an oddity. Netflix thinks it understands me.
Noooooooooooo!
With this one, I'm going to either love it or hate it. No words in the movie... Le Quattro Volte.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1646975/
http://ia.media-[img]imdb.com/images/M/[email protected]@._V1_SY317_CR4,0,214,317_.jpg[/img]
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2014 06:46 pm
@tsarstepan,
As usual I wonder how the survey was run - I suppose I could look it up. My take is that a lot of people are watching their expenses these days, so that affects some who may have watched more in the past. But once you spring to pay for netflix or equivalent, you are only paying monthly for possibly many movies.

The numbers seem low even past that suppostion of people in money trouble, though. Maybe video games are gnawing away at the movie/tv film market.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2014 06:51 pm
@Lash,
Great Beauty now in my queue.

I see I messed up the small photo that goes with Le Quattro Volte, so I'll repost in case it is any enticement:

http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjE3NjY2MDg0MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDIwMjg4NA@@._V1_SY317_CR4,0,214,317_.jpg
panzade
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2014 07:32 pm
@ossobuco,
My favorite scene; His buddies , the goats.
http://images.movieplayer.it/2010/05/26/il-pastore-con-le-sue-amiche-capre-nel-film-le-quattro-volte-163387.jpg
glitterbag
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2014 08:21 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Lordyaswas wrote:

Lash wrote:

WES ANDERSON is the patron saint of my family. I cannot WAIT! He's brilliant (if you're quirky). Please go see this and fall in love with Wes.


Quirky? Moi?
I've already checked when the film is on at my local flickery, and have put my special coat (with the poacher's pocket) into the dry cleaners, considering what happened to it last time.

I have discovered that this pocket can fit a whole film's worth of normal priced sweeties, plus two cans of fizzy drinks. This will save an absolute fortune compared to the stuff they sell in the cinema.



All I have to do now is practise my walk so I don't rustle too loudly.


I remember a cowboy who wore taffeta that rustled.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2014 11:30 pm
@glitterbag,
So, I'm 40 minutes into Nebraska, I don't think I like it.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Thu 27 Feb, 2014 12:09 am
@glitterbag,
Ok, changed my mind, I'm an hour and 13 minutes in, it's looking up. Or I'm perking up. Better than I I thought during the earlier part of the film.
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Eva
 
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Reply Thu 27 Feb, 2014 12:12 am
@glitterbag,
glitterbag wrote:

So, I'm 40 minutes into Nebraska, I don't think I like it.


I saw it in the theater a few weeks ago. Well made, but terribly bleak. And several of the characters were scarily familiar, having grown up in the Plains. I didn't see what all the fuss was about with Bruce Dern. It was a zoned-out performance. Two Xanax, and I could've played it the same way.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 28 Feb, 2014 09:01 pm
Just watched the tiny and exquisitely humanist film Short Term 12 (2013) . http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2370248/combined

I get where the Oscar buzz was coming from. What a shame it was completely snubbed. What a shame that it's studio probably didn't or couldn't market the film enough to the Academy to at least get Brie Larson a nomination for lead actress. It's such a shame that we have to dedicate a spot for Meryl Streep. She won two years ago for a critically mixed-review film, The Iron Lady. She doesn't need an award every time she sneezes.
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nazia08
 
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Reply Sat 1 Mar, 2014 04:42 am
The Departed
The Prestige
United 93
Akeelah & The Bee
Little Miss Sunshine
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 2 Mar, 2014 04:44 pm
@panzade,
I just stopped Le Quattro Volte for a while. I'm 45 minutes in. Have been savoring it. No matter what happens in the rest of the film (which I am looking forward to), it's now one of my favorite films ever. Ever.

I can see it wouldn't interest a lot of people, or would it?, but me, I'm very pulled in to it. I'm glad I didn't read too much about it - I like surprise in books and movies, not much knowledge aforethought, only enough knowledge to buy the book or netflix the movie, no more. Boy, am I glad to see this one.
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Lash
 
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Reply Sun 2 Mar, 2014 09:50 pm
@ossobuco,
Osso, "The Great Beauty" won the oscar.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 2 Mar, 2014 09:55 pm
@Lash,
I'm following.. but about to go to sleep.
Looking forward to seeing Great Beauty one of these days - it's in my queue, thanks to your comment earlier.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 2 Mar, 2014 10:31 pm
I'm really happy to see Nebraska win for screenwritng. Very Happy
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 3 Mar, 2014 09:39 am
@tsarstepan,
Can't dig up your Oscar thread but it seems you had a good feel for who would win.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 3 Mar, 2014 10:00 am
Great to see the Brits doing so well.....

Gravity, Steve McQueen etc......
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