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Trish
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:30 pm Reply with quote
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gromit wrote:
Unseen movie reviews -- that's a much better idea.

LOL
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billyweeds
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:07 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 20 May 2004 Posts: 20487 Location: New York City
Trish--I had already noted in my earlier review of Winter's Bone that I was definitely in the minority on this one. Check it out by all means.
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billyweeds
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:09 pm Reply with quote
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The Bounty Hunter: Worst movie of the year so far, not helped by my "cameo" on the courthouse steps. No Stars

The Back-Up Plan: Terrible romantic comedy, but better than The Bounty Hunter...a lot better. *
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marantzo
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:51 pm Reply with quote
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Since you gave TBH no stars and I gave TBUP 1/2*, it was infinitely better.
Syd
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:27 pm Reply with quote
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Kickass ***1/2, with great, implausible action scenes, and a story that makes sense in its universe. Hit Girl should do well in gym class.

A Serious Man ** 1/2 just didn't connect with me for some reason. Maybe I have to be more into Jewish culture. I did like the three rabbis being absolutely useless (as are the equivalent characters in the Book of Job).

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bartist
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:41 pm Reply with quote
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Saw Edge of Darkness, early 2010 release with a wrinkly Mel. Here's the haiku review:

SPOILER CONTAINED IN HAIKU (THANKS BILLY)

Mel is Boston cop,
nuke cabal murders daughter,
Ray Winstone steals show.


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marantzo
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:18 pm Reply with quote
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Syd wrote:
Kickass ***1/2, with great, implausible action scenes, and a story that makes sense in its universe. Hit Girl should do well in gym class.

A Serious Man ** 1/2 just didn't connect with me for some reason. Maybe I have to be more into Jewish culture. I did like the three rabbis being absolutely useless (as are the equivalent characters in the Book of Job).


Not a lot of Jews in Norman? Laughing
lshap
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:43 pm Reply with quote
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Syd wrote:
A Serious Man ** 1/2 just didn't connect with me for some reason. Maybe I have to be more into Jewish culture. I did like the three rabbis being absolutely useless (as are the equivalent characters in the Book of Job).


Felt the same. Part of it approximates real Jewish culture, but I have no sympathy for metaphoric culture in the person of that idiot, Job.
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whiskeypriest
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:46 pm Reply with quote
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A Serious Man***** And I look forward to showing syd, lorne and marc just exactly why they are wrong in the appropriate forum.

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billyweeds
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:54 pm Reply with quote
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Agree on **** for A Serious Man.
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Marc
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:21 pm Reply with quote
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Bollywood genre mashup Kite takes flight and we follow gleefully. ***
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billyweeds
Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:06 am Reply with quote
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bartist wrote:
Saw Edge of Darkness, early 2010 release with a wrinkly Mel. Here's the haiku review:

Mel is Boston cop,
nuke cabal murders daughter,
Ray Winstone steals show.


That haiku should have had a spoiler alert. Asian poetry aside, I agree that Winstone stole the show but Gibson was fine too. The story was meandering and the movie, which started with a bang, dribbled away its potential with some borderline incomprehensible and wordy digressions. **
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chillywilly
Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:12 am Reply with quote
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Toy Story 3 - 4 stars for the sheer brilliance of making an adult miss the toys he grew up playing with. And for just the right amount of properly placed scenes that pay homage to other movies (Woody imitating Tom Cruise as one example)

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Syd
Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:05 pm Reply with quote
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Youth in Revolt **. Michael Cera, surprisingly, is miscast and the tone of the movie is off. At one point he drugs his would-be-girlfriend to get her out of school and into his clutches. Yet there is a happy ending instead of a lawsuit.

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Earl
Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:38 pm Reply with quote
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Get Him to the Greek: Take the movie My Favorite Year, slip it some marijuana laced with angel dust, throw in a hilarious supporting performance by Sean Combs, and you've got it.

***1/2

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