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We get some very good movie reviews here! Thank you to all that give a thoughtful synopsis on films in this thread, you know who you are, and it makes the thread a joy to read!
Capote the MovieOne of Truman Capote’s aunts lived next door to “Nell” Harper Lee when they were children. When Lee wrote To Kill a Mockingbird she based the character Dill on Capote. The character Scout is highly autobiographical.The movie Capote is about Capote writing his non fiction novel In Cold Blood. When Capote decides to go to Kansas to research the Clutter family murder he takes along his childhood friend Harper Lee.Philip Seymour Hoffman’s brilliant portrayal of Truman Capote has been highly praised, and rightfully so; but its not a one man show. Catherine Keener portrayal of the quiet and unassuming Nell Harper Lee is also strong and a perfect counterpoint to the flamboyant Capote. The dialogue in the movie is excellent and includes many witty exchanges between Capote and Lee.I would subtitle the movie The Further Adventures of Scout and Dill and highly recommend it.
I, too, thought Capote was quite good. Even more so if you've read In Cold Blood.
I wouldn't call it hooked, but I have been watching Community on hulu and The Big Bang Theory on dvd. Both are pretty funny.
Thanks for the rescue Big Bang Theory is pretty funny, I've watched a couple of seasons of that too. Apparently there's a hilarious episode where Leonard is playing chess with Penny, but I haven't seen that yet.
Capote the Movie One of Truman Capote’s aunts lived next door to “Nell” Harper Lee when they were children. When Lee wrote To Kill a Mockingbird she based the character Dill on Capote. The character Scout is highly autobiographical. The movie Capote is about Capote writing his non fiction novel In Cold Blood. When Capote decides to go to Kansas to research the Clutter family murder he takes along his childhood friend Harper Lee. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s brilliant portrayal of Truman Capote has been highly praised, and rightfully so; but its not a one man show. Catherine Keener portrayal of the quiet and unassuming Nell Harper Lee is also strong and a perfect counterpoint to the flamboyant Capote. The dialogue in the movie is excellent and includes many witty exchanges between Capote and Lee. I would subtitle the movie The Further Adventures of Scout and Dill and highly recommend it.
I thought Capote was a really good movie, and like you say Phillip Seymour Hoffman is not the only one who shines, Catherine Keener is very good too and I always love to see Chris Cooper however small a role.
Watching Capote inspired me to read a bit about him afterwards, and I'd say any movie that makes me go looking for something is a good movie.
I am also a big fan Chris Cooper ever since Lonesome Dove. I was shocked at how much he seemed to have aged when I watched Seabiscuit. I have a couple of connections with Richard Hickock (one of the murderers of the Cutter family). My high school senior English teacher had Hickock as a student, and the first attorney I worked for after being admitted to the bar had done the adoption of Hickock's son. I sure he doesn't know who his father was to this day.
Thanks, could I get a refill?
Sure! I got off work early tonight, because all the customers are scared of tornado warnings, so I'm not tired of pouring drinks
I thought maybe you were gonna pour it on my head...
Can I get a double double of something strong?
I'm drinking straight Grey Goose, chilled. How about that?
Sounds pretty strong to me.
It's pretty smooth, and after a few sips I think I can beat Carlsen!
It is the smoothest Vodka I've ever tried. I usually mix with cranberry and pineapple.
Good luck against Magnus...
I do have cranberry juice, and I usually mix my vodka, but someone left this bottle of Goose for me and I just can't bring myself to mixing anything with it
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Did everything come out alright? I really hurt myself once drinking straight vodka. I was sick for two days. The heaves were horrible.
Have you ever tried Stolichnaya? If so is it any good? Like better than the "Goose"?
Not scary. Very tense though and some excellent drama from a situation bringing out the best and the worst of humanity. The ending made me cry, as it leaves you in disbelief over what has happened through the lives of the characters.
I liked The Mist too. I'm usually not much for horror flicks, but Stephen King always put a lot more into it and The Mist is a good one.
Right now I'm watching Machine Gun Preacher, as I got interested in it being based on a true story. It's not very good, they rush through and simplify a lot of events which makes it unconvincing and flat, although the actors are doing an ok job with the little they've got to work with. Fun watching Gerard Butler trying to hide his thick Scottish accent doing an American. Fairly good job considering. Gonna watch the rest of it now.
...and after that, well, the movie got a bit better but I still wouldn't recommend it. I read a bit about Sam Childers afterwards, the man the movie portrays, and it seems the movie painted a far to bright picture of Childers. Although he seem to have certainly done many good things for children in Sudan, he's apparently also involved in rather shady matters.
I third that. I enjoyed The Mist. I really like Stephen Kings short stories and novellas, and this novella was quite good. I thought the story translated well to the screen. I often find happy endings cheesy. Sad and indeterminate endings are more difficult to do well. The ending of this movie was particularly striking.
Indeed, the ending was good but it made me all depressed lol
I still am depressed.
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