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« Reply #1560 on: July 01, 2013, 02:18:44 pm »
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« Reply #1561 on: July 01, 2013, 11:04:16 pm »
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« Reply #1562 on: July 02, 2013, 06:23:31 pm »
Well, they just added "Flypaper" to Netflix watch instantly so I just started that.  There's a couple flicks I'm happy to see pop up but nothing that blows my mind, just some old stuff like Antz and The Truman Show.  The cool new titles really trickled down lately.  Though Hansel & Gretel Get Baked is on there and I keep hearing about it.

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« Reply #1563 on: July 02, 2013, 07:57:10 pm »
Let us know what you think of Flypaper.

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« Reply #1564 on: July 02, 2013, 08:03:19 pm »
I'd seen Flypaper before, it was darn good.  I'm not big on heist movies but I totally dug that one, partly because it wasn't afraid to be funny and absurd.  I remember talking about it on here and not remembering the title.

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« Reply #1565 on: July 02, 2013, 11:03:56 pm »
The Good Girl (2002)



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« Reply #1566 on: July 02, 2013, 11:46:28 pm »
"Confessions of a Dangerous Mind."

Haven't seen this since it came out in 2002, I'm willing to bet.  It's George Clooney's directorial debut, Charlie Kaufman writing, and Sam Rockwell starring.  I had totally forgotten that Julia Roberts was in this (I had actually forgotten everything in the movie including Brad Pitt and Matt Damon's brilliant cameos) and MICHAEL CERA is in it as well!

I had also forgotten how amazing the direction is, there are scenes where characters walk from one scene to another scene, characters reappear in different places, it's pretty astounding.  Of course it's from a Charlie Kaufman script.

I'm trying to remember if this was Sam Rockwell's first big starring role, I can't recall, I knew who he was before this and remember being excited to see him headlining a film but I don't recall for sure.

Three movies in one night, I'm on fire.

Now I'm watching "This Movie Is Not Yet Rated" which I also haven't seen in a while.  Quite interesting and still gets me riled up.  Though when this movie is still from the days where theater and video store chains like Walmart and Blockbuster were still strong, I'm curious how things have changed.  I know I never look at the ratings on anything anymore.

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« Reply #1567 on: July 03, 2013, 05:39:58 am »
I have Confessions of a Dangerous Mind waiting in the wings. I just keep pushing it off for other movies as I've seen it a few times already.
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« Reply #1568 on: July 03, 2013, 06:49:42 am »
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I'd seen Flypaper before, it was darn good.  I'm not big on heist movies but I totally dug that one, partly because it wasn't afraid to be funny and absurd.  I remember talking about it on here and not remembering the title.

It certainly was different and very refreshing.
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« Reply #1569 on: July 03, 2013, 11:34:22 am »
I'd not heard of the film the first time I saw it, so I don't remember why I picked it up (maybe the cast) but I was hooked right from the idea of two robberies going on at the same time.  And it definitely a great example of this standard I have about writing: it's not enough that you want to see the movie, you have to want to REsee the movie.

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« Reply #1570 on: July 03, 2013, 10:41:35 pm »
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« Reply #1571 on: July 03, 2013, 11:39:19 pm »
You know, Ian McKellan's brilliant and cheeky 30s era Richard III just popped back on Netflix so I'm sure I'll see it in the next few days, but it's worth a heads-up.  It's especially interesting if you plan to watch House of Cards... and you'll see why, I won't spoil that in case you don't know what it is, but you should pick up on it pretty quick.


And yes, you did see Robert Downey Jr in there as Rivers (actually an amalgam of Rivers, Grey, Vaughan and Dorset, the Duchess of York is also melded in a similar way to keep the cast down and give each character more to do).  Sir Ian explained why he made these cuts and what they change in an introduction to the movie I'm reading now (though it isn't required for viewing, the intent was that everything important be on the screen).

You guys will probably dig the design of the flick as well, it's the thirties and there's a great mishmash of Allies and Nazi imagery going on (Mckellan also did the Richard III as Hitler similarity in an extremely effective way in "Acting Shakespeare" but I can't find a clip of it online) so it's got this whole WWII as a blood feud thing going on.  And it doesn't really work outside of Britain, but well known locations are swapped around so that a power plant is a prison, that sort of thing.  The show Kings kinda did that, with NY becoming Shiloh (the capitol of Gilboa) and it's something I dig seeing in movies when it happens.

It's ALSO an interesting watch since the movie is a quasi-contemporary retelling of the War Of The Roses with the Lancasters and Yorks, which, you might have noticed, were the square one inspirations for the Lannisters and Starks in Game Of Thrones.  I love it when stuff connects together like that.  I honestly feel like if I had a teacher who made connections like that, that I would have been a much better student.
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« Reply #1572 on: July 04, 2013, 01:03:27 pm »
J. Edgar (2011)



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« Reply #1573 on: July 04, 2013, 08:38:44 pm »
The Artist (2011)



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« Reply #1574 on: July 04, 2013, 11:37:07 pm »
Monster (2003)



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