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A few days after [I]La Jetée[/I], I watched [I]12 Monkeys[/I], which is more or less a remake of the former by Terry Gilliam. Insomuch as the basic plot structure, at least, and since [I]La Jetée[/I] is pretty much nothing [I]but[/I] a basic plot structure, it lent itself well to a re-envisioning.

It was an amazing movie; one of those sprawling, multi-layered productions that are the reason the word "cinematic" carries those peculiar connotations of scope and wonder that it does. Not to imply that the movie is about attractive people kissing in front of sweeping vistas, if that's what you thought I was getting at. Rather, it's one of those where, when you think your brain has already become overloaded with visual interest and a fascinating plot, the movie just keeps throwing more of it at you. Even for someone who'd seen the film's inspiration and thought I knew what would happen, I was completely engaged at all times.

Watch it, I insist.
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[color=deeppink]I watched [i]Nosferatu[/i] this weekend. While I very much enjoyed Schreck's portrayal of Dracula, I was really let down by the ending.

The ending to [i]Dracula[/i] was one of the most suspenseful passages I've ever read. [i]Nosferatu's[/i] ending was boring.[/color]
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[SIZE="1"][FONT="Verdana"]Well, I've currently watched two movies that are on that line where you either hate them or love them. And they're both quite... unique, I guess you could say.

The first being [B][REC][/B] and the other being [B]Repo! The Genetic Opera[/B].

They remade [REC] a little while back to be released in America under the title [B]Quarantine[/B], if you remember the movie release. The re-release was good, and I enjoyed it almost as I enjoyed the original. The original is in Spanish with English dubbing.

Repo! is a musical stage production gone to the big screen. They've been talking about making a movie out of this show for years, but have only recently done so and released the movie. It had a terrible theatrical release and was quickly sent straight to DVD.

Both of these movies I'm obsessed with. I've been waiting for Repo! almost since their announcement of their intentions on making a movie (before I've just seen story and pictures and heard some music from the play. Sadly, I've not had the opportunity to partake in viewing said show), and [REC] was a random "zombie" movie a friend had me watch one day a couple years ago.

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[B]Repo! The Genetic Opera[/B]: In the year 2056 - the not so distant future - an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants, for a price. Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by villainous Repo Men. In a world where surgery addicts are hooked on painkilling drugs and murder is sanctioned by law, a sheltered young girl searches for the cure to her own rare disease as well as information about her family's mysterious history. After being sucked into the haunting world of GeneCo, she is unable to turn back, as all of her questions will be answered at the wildly anticipated spectacular event: The Genetic Opera. (imdb.com)

[B][REC][/B]: The film follows a Spanish late-night television reporter,Ángela Vidal, through the lens of her cameraman, Pablo. During one report of the happenings in a local fire station in Barcelona, the duo follow a team of firefighters who get a call from an apartment building nearby about a trapped woman. When they arrive, they find the apartment's residents huddled in the lobby. They go upstairs to find a woman who is obviously distressed. What follows is a night that none of them will ever forget. (imdb.com)[/FONT][/SIZE]
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[b]Venture Bros. Season 3[/b]:

Hell yeah. Venture Bros. is my favorite American animated series by far. Better than any comedy series on Adult Swim currently or in the past, in my opinion (including Family Guy). Smart, funny, clever, and super original. If you grew up watching Johnny Quest re-runs like I did, then it's extra awesome, considering Race Bannon is an actual character in the series. I own all the DVDs, and I watched the commentary tracks recently. Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick are funny guys in conversation with each other and were highly entertaining. Also Doc Hammer sounds exactly like Henchman #21, whom he, of course. voices.

But you only need one reason to watch the Venture Bros, really...

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[quote name='Nomad][SIZE=1][FONT=Verdana]They remade [REC] a little while back to be released in America under the title [B]Quarantine[/B], if you remember the movie release. The re-release was good, and I enjoyed it almost as I enjoyed the original. The original is in Spanish with English dubbing.[/FONT'][/SIZE][/quote]

[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=1][COLOR=DimGray]I haven't seen[B] [REC][/B] yet, but I have seen [B]Quarantine[/B]. It was scary as hell.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]



[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=1][COLOR=DimGray]Getting ready to watch the epic [B]Dr. Zhivago[/B]:[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]


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[quote name='Wikipedia][I][B]Doctor Zhivago[/B][/I] ([URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_language"]Russian[/URL]: [I]Доктор Живаго[/I]) is a [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1965_in_film"]1965[/URL] [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_the_United_States"]American[/URL] [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epic_film"]epic[/URL] or [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drama_film"]drama[/URL]-[URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romance_film"]romance[/URL]-[URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_film"]war film[/URL] directed by [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lean"]David Lean[/URL] and loosely based on the famous [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Zhivago"]novel of the same name[/URL] by [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Pasternak"]Boris Pasternak[/URL'].[/quote]


[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=1][COLOR=DimGray]I watched it once before, but it was in a history class in high school, so I really didn't pay too much attention to it.

I love really long movies. The longer, the better. I've got a seven hour-long movie that I haven't watched yet because I'm waiting until I can sit down and watch it all in one sitting (with restroom and food breaks, of course).

I'm looking forward to it.









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[quote name='Mr. Maul'][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=1][COLOR=DimGray]I haven't seen[B] [REC][/B] yet, but I have seen [B]Quarantine[/B]. It was scary as hell.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/QUOTE]

[SIZE="1"]If you don't mind subtitles (of course you don't mind, right?) then I believe it is much better than it's American counterpart. But that's just me. :D[/SIZE]
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[quote name='taperson'][COLOR="RoyalBlue"][SIZE="1"]I just watched [I]Thank You For Smoking[/I]. It kind of gives you a little bit of a different perspective on things. I definitely learned the art of persuasion.

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I've loved everything I've seen with Aaron Eckhart.

Right now, I'm watching [i]Made[/i] on MTV, which is one of the few shows along with [i]True Life[/i] that I enjoy on MTV. [/color][/size]
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I just spent the last 30 minutes - hour watching various clips of the [i]Irish Drinking Songs[/i] on [b]Whose Line is it Anyway?[/b] which was much needed considering how my last 2 days of school've been. That was some funny stuff. Tears of joy. Oh how I wish they never cancelled this. My favorite one is where they had to do a song about "yelling out the wrong name in bed". Majority of the time I can't even make it to the end of the clip without laughing at Drew's line because I know Ryan is coming up, and then seeing everyone else laughing is pretty contagious to me as well.

I've also been watching a few of the [i]Three Headed Broadway[/i] clips as well. Favorite one was when David Hassellhoff on there.

Good stuff.

In terms of movies... I haven't been watching anything as of late. Never been in the mood to watch movies. Last movie I saw, though, was [b]Back to the Future 2[/b].

We have some movies from Blockbuster that I may watch but then again... Who knows.. I've seen the previews to [b]Taken[/b] on tv a few times, and it looks pretty interesting, so, yeah.
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[font=trebuchet ms] Fox's pilot for their new fall show [u][URL="http://www.hulu.com/watch/73740/glee-pilot"]Glee[/URL][/u].

Predictable plot/characters, but awesome music. So in the end, idgaf I love it! Their covers of [i]Don't Stop Believing[/i] and [i]Rehab[/i] are seriously amazing. Anyone who likes musicals should watch it.[/font]
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[FONT="Verdana"][SIZE="2"][COLOR="Black"]Hmm. Well I work at blockbuster, so I get to watch millions of movies for free.
Right now I have the notorious in my pile of movies to watch, and then for tv series I have Curb your enthusiasm, and 30rock season 1.

and then I just finished Seigi no Mikata. If you like asian drama, you have to see, so good<333[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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[LEFT]A few days ago I saw [I]Europa[/I], one of the earlier and more conventional (by a very relative use of the word) films by the batshit insane Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier. It uses the format of a classic thriller to tell the story of an idealistic young man who moves to post-WWII Germany to work, but gets tangled up in the plots and conspiracies of powers greater than himself. It's a great film narratively, but what really makes it stand out is the cinematic methods von Trier employs. In addition to a lot of beautiful, surreal uses of composition, the background and foreground shots were filmed separately for I think the entire length of the film. I can't say how much for sure because at times it was done so subtlely I didn't even notice.

The (awesome) logo reminds me of [I]Koyaanisqatsi[/I], which I saw a while back and also need to post about.
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Watching [i]Deadliest Warrior[/i] on SpikeTV, which is currently one of the coolest shows on TV. Two days ago I watched [b]Pan's Labyrinthe[/b] for the first time and loved it. Alot.[/color][/size]
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[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=1][COLOR=DimGray]@[B]KawaiiSakura[/B]: I've never watched a Japanese television drama before, but [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=Black][SIZE=1][COLOR=DimGray][B]Seigi no Mikata[/B] sounds interesting. Is it dubbed, or are there subtitles?

@[B]John[/B]: Just looked up [B]Europa[/B]. [B]Max von Sydow[/B] is in it, so I've got to watch it.

@[B]Zen[/B]: [B]Pan's Labyrinth[/B] is definitely one of [B]del Toro[/B]'s best films. He's directing the two [B]Hobbit[/B] movies, which is awesome.



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[quote name='Wikipedia][I][B]The Unbearable Lightness of Being[/B][/I] is a [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1988_in_film"]1988 film[/URL] adaptation of the [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unbearable_Lightness_of_Being"]novel of the same name[/URL] by [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan_Kundera"]Milan Kundera[/URL].[URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unbearable_Lightness_of_Being_%28film%29#cite_note-RTom-0"][1][/URL] It is directed by [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Kaufman"]Philip Kaufman[/URL] and written by Kaufman and [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Claude_Carri%C3%A8re"]Jean-Claude Carrière[/URL]. Like the novel, it is set in [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague"]Prague[/URL] in [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968"]1968[/URL] and details the lives of artists and intellectuals in [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czechoslovakia"]Czechoslovakia[/URL] in the wake of the [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague_Spring"]Prague Spring[/URL] and the subsequent [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_Pact_invasion_of_Czechoslovakia"]invasion[/URL] by the [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_Union"]USSR[/URL]. It placed 87th on the [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFI%27s_100_Years..._100_Passions"]AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions[/URL'].[/quote][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=Black]


[SIZE=1][COLOR=DimGray]It stars [B]Daniel Day-Lewis[/B] (read: "God").














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[b]Return of the Dragon/The Way of the Dragon[/b]
[b]Fist of Fury/Chinese Connection[/b]

All that's missing is Enter the Dragon, Game of Death, and Big Boss. Anyway, acting wise, those movies are horrible. :) That's alright though. Those movies aren't meant to be watched for acting. They're action powerhouses. And I think any martial arts fan would enjoy them. Even though Bruce Lee's not hitting his opponents it's still nice to see it. His speed is something else. [spoiler]The fight against Chuck Norris[/spoiler] is a prime example of it. I couldn't count the amount of times he tore into [spoiler]Chucks[/spoiler] chest and finished it with a kick to the face. (Beautiful stuff :) I'm just mean... :D)

It's too bad fights aren't as good as this nowdays.. The last great fight I saw was in The Protector. (No flashy graphics. No explosions. And most importantly, no wires. Just a straight up hand-to-hand fight.)
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I just recently watched Misery, easily one of the best thrillers ever! Its about a woman who loves an authour that writes the Misery series of books. She saves him from a car wreck and nurses him back to health, but she doesnt ever want him to leave, so she starts doing all of these crazy things!
It's definately a must-see!
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[SIZE="1"]Rented newest [B]Rambo [/B]film last night to see if Sly had managed to pull off a decent sequel after such a gap. Some obvious characterisations and social commentaries aside I found it quite an enjoyable guy-movie and would somewhat recommend it to someone looking to bond with male friends over an evening of beer and snacks.[/SIZE]
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I bought the first season of the HBO original series [b]True Blood[/b] on DVD two days ago, and started watching it with my girlfriend yesterday. We haven't really watched anything else so far. It's such a great freakin' show. It's probably the best thing that's happened for vampire film/television in several years, and has helped me forget all about that [b]Twlight[/b] crap. Being both a southerner and a fan of vampire stuff, I'm super impressed and highly pleased. Eric, the vampire sheriff of Area 5 is also a supreme badass despite the fact that he has yet to do really much of anything action wise on screen.

Great show. Amazing. I can't wait to watch season two.

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[font=trebuchet ms] I'm watching HBO's [b]Rome[/b].

Whatever your favorite tv show is, [b]Rome[/b] is better. It pretty much blows away any drama/action show you've ever seen. HBO/Showtime >>>>>>>>>>> every other sad station that tries to make quality tv.

You though [b]Gladiator[/b] was a good story about Ancient Rome? lol @ you. gtfo

WATCH [B]ROME[/B].[/font]
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[SIZE=1]Just watched [B]Who Framed Roger Rabbit [/B]with the girlfriend this evening. I'd forgotten how good it was, especially considering the actors were ostensibly reacting to nothing - they didn't even have a ball on a stick like the one they used for Dobby in Harry Potter. Hoskins in particular is awesome as ever.

However, my favourite film to watch for a well-established actor acting alongside cartoons/CGI/puppets for the duration of a film is still[B] Muppet Christmas Carol[/B]. Fantastic to watch Michael Caine acting completely straight whilst talking to Gonzo in a top hat.
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You though [b]Gladiator[/b] was a good story about Ancient Rome?[/font][/QUOTE]

[color=deeppink]Can't say as I did, no.


So I watched the House Bunny yesterday, mainly because I discovered that Kat Dennings and Emma Stone were in it, and my huge crushes on the both of them compelled me too.

It was funny, which is much more than I was expecting.

As a side note, this was the latest in a line of "girls getting makeover" movies where I found the girls infinitely more attractive before the makeover.[/color]
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I have been completely obsessed with Entourage for the past few months. It's just so perfect - the characters are awesome, the plot is great, every episode is funderful, and there are plenty laugh-out-loud or 'yes!' moments throughout. As an aspiring moviemaker, it's very inspiring and exciting to see what I might think of as 'my future' played out on screen.

I could go on about all of the characters, but man, Ari Gold really does steal the show sometimes. He's better than Dr. Cox and House combined when it comes to being a loveable hard@ss, and unlike them, he's closer to my own personality, which has kind of had me obsessed with the notion of 'being Ari Gold' XD
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[quote name='Nerdsy'][color=deeppink]Can't say as I did, no.


So I watched the House Bunny yesterday, mainly because I discovered that Kat Dennings and Emma Stone were in it, and my huge crushes on the both of them compelled me too.

It was funny, which is much more than I was expecting.

As a side note, this was the latest in a line of "girls getting makeover" movies where I found the girls infinitely more attractive before the makeover.[/color][/QUOTE]

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