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Old January 15th 09, 13:44   #561
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Re: What are you watching now?

This is for the future, but hopefully some people will participate and decide what I end up watching and then reviewing for my 100th review. Any movie you want to suggest is cool, just leave a comment at the link below, but please, no documentaries, I don't watch or review those. Thanks.

http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress....-100th-review/
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Old January 15th 09, 15:29   #562
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You should make something really weird but awesome, like A Clockwork Orange or Mullholland Drive. Yes, they're two of my favorite movies ever ever and I take every opportunity to try to get as many people as possible into them.


Last night I watched a movie called Dirty Pretty Things. It's pretty cool- about a couple of illegal immigrants in London, a Nigerian guy and a Turkish girl, and how they get caught up in an underground organ trading enterprise. The movie works as both a taught suspense thriller and social commentary.
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Old January 18th 09, 02:27   #563
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I watched a strange one last night, called The American Astronaut. I think on the IMDb someone describes it as if John Waters had done Firefly. I'd change that to say it's as if Jim Jarmusch and David Lynch had collaborated on Firefly. Black and white, gritty, strange characters, such as "the boy who actually saw a woman's breast."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0243759/
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Old January 18th 09, 14:50   #564
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What I've been watching,

Sabrina (1954)
http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress....-sabrina-1954/

Wendy And Lucy (2008)
http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress....and-lucy-2008/

Rashômon (1950)
http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress....rashomon-1950/

In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)
http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress....ege-tale-2007/

Les Vacances De Monsieur Hulot (1953)
http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress....ur-hulot-1953/

Frozen River (2008)
http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress....en-river-2008/

The Terminal (2004)
http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress....terminal-2004/

Gilda (1946)
http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress....ew-gilda-1946/

The President's Analyst (1967)
http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress....-analyst-1967/

My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009)
http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress....tine-3-d-2009/

Read and enjoy if you like.
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Old January 19th 09, 16:24   #565
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As a Western fan I just had to check out Appalloosa, directed and starring Ed Harris, co-starring Viggo Mortensan. Also w/ Rene Zellweger and Jeremy Irons. This was basically deliberately stylized classicist genre picture by and for Western fans so I enjoyed it.

Has there ever been a less attractive leading lady than Zellweger though? She's this girl that all these dudes are going crazy for and her face is just always scrunched up and she has the weird all-too-cutesy tone and... well I'm sorry to be mean but she's just not very pretty. I'm not saying every female actress has to be stone cold gorgeous, but the fact is that in these movies a woman's attractiveness is part of the story. In fact, didn't she get famous from Bridget Jones' Diary, where her plain looks is actually central to the story of the movie? So now, what, she's the hot chick? Meh.
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Old January 19th 09, 19:30   #566
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As a Western fan I just had to check out Appalloosa, directed and starring Ed Harris, co-starring Viggo Mortensan. Also w/ Rene Zellweger and Jeremy Irons. This was basically deliberately stylized classicist genre picture by and for Western fans so I enjoyed it.

Has there ever been a less attractive leading lady than Zellweger though? She's this girl that all these dudes are going crazy for and her face is just always scrunched up and she has the weird all-too-cutesy tone and... well I'm sorry to be mean but she's just not very pretty. I'm not saying every female actress has to be stone cold gorgeous, but the fact is that in these movies a woman's attractiveness is part of the story. In fact, didn't she get famous from Bridget Jones' Diary, where her plain looks is actually central to the story of the movie? So now, what, she's the hot chick? Meh.
I want to see Appaloosa, but you are not alone on Zellwegger. I thought she was decent looking for most of her career, read; I would shag her but wouldn't be bragging about it. Then she lost all kinds of weight after people told her she looked fat in Bridget Jones, a, wait for it, role that she gained a lot of weight to play. Now that she's super skinny all her flaws are even more evident and I would no longer shag her, I take it as her loss.
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Old January 19th 09, 20:24   #567
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Re: What are you watching now?

I would guess she's had botox as well, her face seems to look incredibly tight these days... almost as if it's been embalmed.
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As a Western fan I just had to check out Appalloosa, directed and starring Ed Harris, co-starring Viggo Mortensan. Also w/ Rene Zellweger and Jeremy Irons. This was basically deliberately stylized classicist genre picture by and for Western fans so I enjoyed it.
I guess I don't consider myself a western fan because so many of them are such gawdaful crap. But still, there are a lot that are favorite films of mine. Did you ever see the 1966 The Appaloosa, starring Marlon Brando and John Saxon? That's a favorite, although there are far better westerns. The 2008 film is not a remake of the 1966 film. One-Eyed Jacks, which Brando directed, as well as starred in, is also a favorite of mine.
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I've been watching Stargate Atlantis, through seasons 1-3 and while the production values generally make things look good, the series isn't really going anywhere - not to mention how tired an idea the Wraiths felt right from the start, not forgetting how they brought old crap from the main series, like the Replicators. The soundtrack is good and the premises pleasing (when they're not squatting under a bush in someone's backyard) and I even warmed up for some of the actors; the irish doctor I liked from the beginning but he hasn't had much screentime, the main character Shepard is almost exactly like O'Neill, so it's hard not to like him and the grunt they got in season 3 was surprisingly good. My favourite is of course the irritating genious Meredith McKay.

While back I learned that they're making a new Stargate show with Robert Carlyle playing a "machiavellian doctor", and while the franchise doesn't make me hold my breath I can't say that I'm not interested at all to see what they come up with.

Also, I've been watching through Star Trek Enterprise's first season. It is fairly unbelievable, mostly in negative terms.
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