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Re: What have you seen?

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:34 am
by Saber
Frances Ha A newage love letter to New York and my generation's post-college malaise. It's a bit like a modern version of Woody Allen's "Manhattan." I really enjoy Greta Gerwig and this doesn't have the awkward bitterness of most of Noah Baumbach's films. 9/10

Made of Stone: The Stone Roses Shane Meadows continues his stellar career with a look at the return of Manchester's seminal band The Stone Roses. If you love the Roses, you'll love this. 10/10

Re: What have you seen?

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:37 pm
by Sephiroth9611
Executive Suite, starring William Holden and Barbara Stanwyck among others, directed by Robert Wise.

This movie takes place in the span of less than two days. The president of a furniture manufacturing company drops dead on a street in New York from a stroke. A passerby steals his wallet, so the body goes unidentified. Stuff happens. :) Eventually news back home at the company's town gets around. The employees of the company deal with their feelings while the principal vice presidents start jockeying for the top spot as the deceased president left no clear successor. The board of directors is due to meet by 6 PM the day after the body is identified. Who will get the big chair at the head of the table???

Executive Suite is known for its magnificent ensemble cast which includes Holden, Stanwyck, Fredric March, Walter Pidgeon, Paul Douglas, and June Allyson for which is won a jury prize at the Venice Film Festival. The film is also known for its climactic speech (Youtube) given by the VP who gets the job based on his vision which is a stirring summation of all that a company should be and rarely is in the United States.

Re: What have you seen?

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:07 pm
by Saber
PrisonersA crime drama featuring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhall. Some fantastic cinematography, the atmospherics are terrific. Jackman is brilliant. Really enjoyed this. 8.5/10

Re: What have you seen?

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:39 am
by The Slider
I saw Captain Phillips. I don't really like Tom Hanks, but this held my interest throughout without being exceptional, so worth a look. The actor who played Muse, Barkhad Abdi, was the highlight for me. 3/5

Re: What have you seen?

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 11:40 pm
by Sephiroth9611
I am looking forward to seeing Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote now that it has been made at long last. It premiered at Cannes on the 19th and the reviews have been mixed to say the least.

Re: What have you seen?

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 4:16 pm
by Ambigore
I saw Judge Dredd (2012?) a few weeks ago. I never even heard of it coming out.

10/10. Karl Urban nailed his role as Dredd. He didn't even take off his helmet.

Re: What have you seen?

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 2:54 pm
by Sephiroth9611
Ambigore wrote:I saw Judge Dredd (2012?) a few weeks ago. I never even heard of it coming out.

10/10. Karl Urban nailed his role as Dredd. He didn't even take off his helmet.


I have seen this once all the way through and bits and pieces a few other times. I liked the bleak urban wasteland in the form of a third world slum city. Karl was very good, I agree, a great Dredd. Olivia Thrilby was fine as the probationary judge. I liked how they kept it real for the most part as far as effects.

And of course the perfect Dredd one liner;
"Drug bust. Perps were uncooperative."