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    Quote Originally Posted by jesse_custer View Post
    Chinatown didn't have a pointless ending. You can't critique a cultural achievement like Chinatown in a vacuum. Consider the times. In 1974, the United States had lost hope in its political system because of Nixon's corruption. Chinatown reflects that very real cultural phenomenon.
    When then its not timeless ending, its dated to its times. It was a quality film,style wise and everything. The detective story didn't really have any good PI twists. You could preditct everything. I just didnt like how Cross was guilty, the bad guy but he was like an afterthought.

    I think little only of the detective story part. Could have been near perfect if the PI story was better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Libaax View Post
    When then its not timeless ending, its dated to its times.
    Like all the great 1970s films, Chinatown captures something that we all need to remember. To say that it's not timeless is equivalent to saying that you hate historical truth.

    Seriously, it sounds as if you think art SHOULDN'T be relevant to its year of release. And quite frankly, there's no such thing as a 1970s movie that captures what we're feeling in the 21st century.

    I don't think you know what "timeless" means. It doesn't mean art should seem like it was made in a cultural vacuum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jesse_custer View Post
    Like all the great 1970s films, Chinatown captures something that we all need to remember. To say that it's not timeless is equivalent to saying that you hate historical truth.
    I critic it like all quality PI films i have seen. I wasnt too impressed with the detective story's ending which is the most important thing in a film like this. John Huston is the master of films like this.

    I see you rate it very highly for other reasons, i just dont agree that its that great.

    No need to get so defensive because a film i thought was very good didnt have a great ending.
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    You said it ended "pointlessly," actually, which is not true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesse_custer View Post
    You said it ended "pointlessly," actually, which is not true.
    Yeah pointlessly might have been a bit overdoing it.

    I have seen alot of dark endings, loss of hope endings PI stories . I thought directly that from PI story POV the ending could have been more powerful. I felt for Jake but felt like the scene got cut short despite the cool last line.

    Its a little shame that i havent seen many films where Jack Nicholson acts other roles and not just playing himself as devlish grinning cool guy of his more contemporary films. I have got more respect for him after having seeing his old films like this one and One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest.
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    Green Lantern: Emerald Knights - A well done animated movie with interesting short stories that all fit into the main story.

    Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) - Good date movie. The cast and story was good.

    Killshot (2009) - Diane Lane and Thomas Jane are put into witness protection after getting involved with a hitman (Mickey Rourke). A so so movie.

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    Just saw "Taken" over the weekend. It was as good as I had hoped. An excellent action/martial arts/revenge pic with a great performance from Liam Neeson and some great moments.

    And we just recently saw Horrible Bosses. Loved it. If I were single, I would so much want a boss like Jennifer Aniston in that. She was only a horrible boss because she wouldn't take no for an answer.

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    this really isn't a film, but i just bought an anime i knew nothing about because it looked good. SUNCOAST at my local mall's going out o' bidness so i also bought an adult dvd ("Hot Sweet Cherries #2") and a copy of Shonen Jump (JAN 2012) from the mag rack. it all came to $13. i'm a bargain hunter!

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    it's not just some mindless fuck anime with no plot, it has a good story.

    can the android made for just sex feel emotions eventually? and what happens if it does?
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    Michael Caine is dastardly cool in Get Carter, far superior to the remake and copycats. So smooth.

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    Punisher: War Zone. Loved Ray Stevenson as Frank (he's my favorite of the three actors who played him), it's a shame everyone around Ray was so over-the-top. It took away from the dark yet fun feel of the film.

    If there were two characters I'd ditch it would be Jigsaw's brother (Looney Bin Jim > completely took away from any menace Jigsaw had) and Detective Soap who was completely useless.

    I had a lot of fun with the gore (that first massacre had me laughing hysterically, such a hoot.). I was hoping there would be more sequences of the Punisher doing what he does best. It just seemed to run out of steam once they introduced Jigsaw's brother.

    And Ray was just so good. If Robert Downey Jr. looks and becomes Tony Stark/IM, so I feel Ray is Frank Castle/The Punisher. Would love to see another film with Ray on board.

    This is my favorite of the three. I haven't seen Dolph's Punisher in over a decade. So that's next.

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    saving private perez, it was funny and surprisingly well made. i was xpecting some super low budget stuff. anyways it's worth checking out.

    Julian Perez, Mexico's most notorious leader of organized crime, must embark on a mission given to him by the only authority he respects... his mother. Joined by a colorful band of infamous criminals, Julian must risk his life to fulfill his mother's wish & rescue his brother from the war-ridden bowels of the most treacherous land in the world, IRAQ.
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    The Bourne Supremacy

    I love this movie from beginning to end. Then again, that can be said about all the Bourne films.
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    Apollo 18

    a movie about rocks that are aliens on the moon. what conspiracy theory whack job came up with this.

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    Logan's Run

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    Shame - Film Review

    This movie is a very sad movie. This is sadness and there is close to no joy whatsoever, but why should there? This is a movie about an addiction, a parasite to your mind, the thing that you crave so hard without realizing it, it destroys your social life and those connected you & all you have left is you and your desires alone.


    Director Steve McQueen delivers us a very artistic movie focusing on a man named Brandon (played by Michael Fassbender) who is an extremely sex addicted person, we’re talking masturbating during work breaks, during shower, stalking women, chasing women, paying whores, having porn magazines, having porn movies and having a wave of connection of different webcam playmates to play alongside. This man’s whole life circles around his sex adventures, you can see that in his own apartment the way everything is decorated in pitch plain white, there are no real colors, paintings or any decorations. His apartment is just his place to rest or have sex. His sex addiction starts to take his toll as he shares his apartment with his sister Sissy (played by Carey Mulligan) who is another damaged soul. She has cut herself multiple times during her youth and she has those forceful boyfriends who can’t trust them and wish to control them and just claim to love them. I felt connection to both of these characters and felt incredible sorry for both, especially Sissy because no one deserves such a horrible relationship.
    Steve McQueen beautifully finds a way to heighten the drama and emotion through music. In scenes for example illustrate the pain the characters are going thru, all the background noise and dialogue falls silent, allowing the music to peak for both the actor and the event occurring during the screen. This is very powerful usage of music and I felt the original soundtrack by Harry Escott was both powerful and moving.


    Michael Fassbender delivers the role of his career, he shows how deeply damaged the character is right to his soul, how much passion and lust he has for his sex, but also showing how completely controlling that desire is to him. His performance will be the talk of the movie and I look forward to seeing all the nominations and awards he will gather from his utterly honest performance.
    The movie ends with a nice full circle closure, but again this isn’t your usual movie where everything is solved and everything is just happy happy joy joy. This is a movie about addictions, this isn’t going to be a very bright or uplifting movie, but I hope best for these characters as the credit roll and that they would find a way to deal with their problems. That’s how I feel everyone will feel once the movie ends.

    In a word: Mesmerizing. Go and see it.
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