Movie reviews

Mithras
electricpawn wrote:

I am Spartacus!


 No I'M Spartacus!

Mithras

I liked Moon (2009 i think) - low budget sci-fi ,  sam rockwell & kevin spacey

totaLBeginner
theoreticalboy wrote:

I'm not talking about writing, I'm talking about directing.


 I think ur problem must be with the substance of Nolan's films, because from a directing point of view, he is without doubt one of the best. You can not look at a film like 'Inception' and not think that it's at the very least, a display of awesome directing ability.

totaLBeginner
Mithras wrote:

I liked Moon (2009 i think) - low budget sci-fi ,  sam rockwell & kevin spacey


directed by the son of David Bowie - fun fact

theoreticalboy
totaLBeginner wrote:
theoreticalboy wrote:

I'm not talking about writing, I'm talking about directing.


 I think ur problem must be with the substance of Nolan's films, because from a directing point of view, he is without doubt one of the best. You can not look at a film like 'Inception' and not think that it's at the very least, a display of awesome directing ability.


I haven't seen Inception, but really, did you read the article I linked to?  Did you not see The Dark Knight?  Seriously, good cinematography is about more than darkening the frame, and good directing is about far more than reliance on shot/counter-shot, and endless exposition.

One of the best, jesus...

totaLBeginner

ok, he's not one of the best, nontheless, he's still good.

The Dark Knight was a bit 'baggy' and drawn out but it certainly was not awful. WWhy do you hate Nolan so much? i think that article you mentioned has corrupted your mind. And don't you at least think that he is one of the only directors who has 'dared' to make a huge blockbusters which actually requires it's audeience to use their brains a bit.

theoreticalboy

Wait, the juvenile good vs evil, war-on-terror-saturated mindset of The Dark Knight requires the audience to think?  And like the writer of that piece (which confirmed and expanded upon already-existing conceptions of mine, for the record, so the charge of 'corruption' is a false one) points out, he goes to great lengths to ensure that each piece of remotely complicated information is explained, and then repeats those lengths.  God, the more I think about him, the less I like him.  Those whispered Guy Pearce monologues in Memento, ewww.

By the way, here's a parody trailer which shows how easy the Nolan style is to achieve:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsZ1SagUPb4

corrijean

I really enjoyed Stranger than Fiction.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0420223/

winerkleiner

Can anyone recommend a movie about a nuclear disaster (end of the world and starting over) sort of a movie?  Thanks in advance.

corrijean

Does a book count? The Gate to Women's Country by Tepper.

corrijean

Oh, The Road was a good movie that takes place after a nuclear event.

theoreticalboy

Yes; MST2K: Warrior of the Lost World Tongue out

theoreticalboy

Or you could just actually watch Mad Max.

winerkleiner
corrijean wrote:

Does a book count? The Gate to Women's Country by Tepper.


 Sorry but no, reading is fine but a movie is what I am looking for, but thanks.

trysts
winerkleiner wrote:

Can anyone recommend a movie about a nuclear disaster (end of the world and starting over) sort of a movie?  Thanks in advance.


"Panic in year zero!"(1962) Ray Milland is excellent.

"The day after"(1983) Made-for-TV movie. I liked it.

"Dr. Strangelove"(1964) Actually is "the greatest war satire"!

winerkleiner
trysts wrote:
winerkleiner wrote:

Can anyone recommend a movie about a nuclear disaster (end of the world and starting over) sort of a movie?  Thanks in advance.


"Panic in year zero!"(1962) Ray Milland is excellent.

"The day after"(1983) Made-for-TV movie. I liked it.

"Dr. Strangelove"(1964) Actually is "the greatest war satire"!


 Thank you and you and corrijean are the best!!

trysts
winerkleiner wrote:


 Thank you and you and corrijean are the best!!


Well, thank you! I should talk about nuclear holocaust films more often!Laughing

oinquarki

My only problem with Dr. Strangelove is that I've only seen it once.

goldwater
trysts wrote:
oinquarki wrote:

Stalag 17 - good.


Stalag 17(1953)

Loved William Holden and the story! The two comic reliefs? You know who I'm talking about. One was named "Animal" I believe. I don't remember the other person's name, but, they were the only flaws, for me, in the film


The comical character that played off

Crazychessplaya

Just stay away from The Postman, a waste of celluloid.

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