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 Posted:   Jun 22, 2003 - 9:50 PM   
 By:   w-dervish   (Member)

I watched my copy of "Rob Roy" last night. Great movie - I give it a 10! However, this has got to be one of the worst looking DVDs for a newer movie I have ever seen. Grainy picture and numerous other flaws. Does anybody know why a movie from 1995 could possibly look so bad?

If anybody has a link to a discussion about this DVD I would appreciate it!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2003 - 2:25 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

The Emperor’s Club. 6.. Good acting by Kline and a nice main theme by JN
Howard (but connective tissue was Thomas Newmanish American Beauty wannabee
music). However, the gravity of the moral dilemma wasn’t weighty nor tragic enough to
support the drama.

Finding Nemo... 9... I wanted more out loud laughs than I got, maybe a little lighter fare in
places. It was rather scary and tense the whole time. Still, unbelievable and magical
animation, intelligent dialogue, and a plot with lessons for kids and adults. DeGeneres’
Dory steals the show. Glad to hear some actual ANIMATED and lively music from
Newman. Nice melancholy main theme, but his American Beauty sounds keep slipping
through.

The Hulk 6.8 Wanted to like it more than I did. Assumed Ang Lee would deliver
a film that balanced exuberant entertainment with art and insight and heart. At times he
delivers just that, but I also found myself rather restless. The fault wasn’t in the direction
or in the big green guy. The acting never enveloped me into the story. Both dads seemed
like rabid caricatures, and Connelly had both bad hair and bad acting days. She seemed as
passionate about her part as an amoebae. Bana tried. In the sequel, let’s find him a new
lady.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2003 - 3:15 AM   
 By:   Michael Ware   (Member)

I loved Nolte in Hulk, gets all Steppenwolf on us. More! When he gets up and bites the cable-- "I'll go!"-- that was awesome.

However, my mom had problems with Connelly also...have to agree; leads you to wonder uselessly how some people manage to stay in the movies for 19 years and others are forgotten.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2003 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   newgalactican   (Member)

Rocketship X-M. A classic from from the period. Thank you Wade Williams!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2003 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   lars b   (Member)

Heaven And Earth (1993) - 7 / 10

Certainly not Oliver Stone's best movie, but definately under-appreciated at the time of its release.
Although not a fan of Kitaro, this is a wonderful score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2003 - 10:19 PM   
 By:   Thread Assasin   (Member)

"Wanted for Murder" (a/k/a "A Voice in the Night" (British, 1946) Rating: 7. Solid little noir thriller with memorable theme.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2003 - 11:32 PM   
 By:   Monterey Jack   (Member)

-About Schmidt: 9

-Frida: 7½

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2003 - 7:07 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

8.7 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, and Lana Turner. Saw this on
TCM and was glued to it. Wonderful Waxman music and great acting by Tracy and
Bergman, but then I’ve always thought both were fine actors. Strange to see Tracy as a
sexual deviant when he becomes Hyde. In most of his roles, he was rather straight-laced.
Bergman rose above the role of a tramp by becoming a victim who truly elicited our
sympathy. Except for an obvious stunt man who did not look like Tracy, the whole film
including acting, cinematography, music, editing, was excellent.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2003 - 8:21 PM   
 By:   Michael Ware   (Member)

Metropolis (Metoroporisu) Osamu Tezuka/Rintaro anime flic-- 9.2

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2003 - 6:07 PM   
 By:   Dan Hobgood   (Member)

28 Days Later, a solid eight--if not nine

Dan

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2003 - 5:35 AM   
 By:   JJH   (Member)

jusy watched a movie my dad bought on DVD cuz it was cheap. Something called "Druids" starring Christopher Lambert and Max Von Sydow -- of all people.


horrible, just horrible. bad dialogue abounds and the story just goes from one thing to the next. bad costumes, bad acting, and especially bad hair for Lambert.

I kept watching asking myself just who the hell was this film made for?

surprisingly, the music is actually decent in places.

NP -- Beneath the 12-Mile Reef, Herrmann

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2003 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   bulleteyes   (Member)

Castle Keep w/Burt Lancaster--Overall a 2.3 has 5 moments

The relationship between Clearboy and the Volkswagen hit my funny/poignant/tragic spot.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2003 - 12:48 PM   
 By:   Paavo Pynnonen   (Member)

28 DAYS LATER--gets a 9, no question 'bout it. Probably my favorite movie so far this year.

THE HULK--gets a 7, but I still enjoyed it more than I expected to.

LOGAN'S RUN--I bought the DVD for six bucks at Suncoast, and hadn't seen it in years. The CD has been spinning in the player an awful lot lately, so I thought I'd pick up the DVD at the bargain cost. The first half is a 9+, and then it gets boring really, really quick, so I've gotta give it 5.

ROLLERBALL remake--Rented this DVD last night. Didn't make it all the way through. It gets a 1.

CLASH OF THE TITANS--Rented this DVD and enjoyed it thoroughly. A 10. Wait a minute, though! I forgot "Bubo", the C3PO-inspired robotic owl...make it an 8. What the heck was Harryhausen thinking? Still, it's a great movie that kicks the snot out of most modern fantasy flicks.

NP: The King's Thief/Rozsa (FSM)


 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2003 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   Michael Ware   (Member)

Big Trouble in Little China- 9

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2003 - 11:30 PM   
 By:   Monterey Jack   (Member)

Blow Out - 10

One of Brian De Palma's finest films (with one of John Travolta's best performances). That ending still gets me every time. frown Wonderful Pino Donaggio score, except for those lame lite rock cues for Travolta walking/driving around. What was De Palma thinking?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2003 - 12:54 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I agree with you Monterey. The tragic music when -spoiler deleted-- just guts me!! So do his words, "Yeah, good scream, it's a good scream," when he listens to the tapes. Wonderful music and a solid movie.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2003 - 1:46 AM   
 By:   Michael Ware   (Member)

The Road Warrior-- 8.6

at least there's a Brian May soundtrack, authentic and real, not some synthetic Media Ventures tripe just to be trendy.

 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2003 - 4:09 AM   
 By:   JJH   (Member)

The Ten Commandments...awesome movie in every conceivable way.


NP -- Home From the Hill, Kaper

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2003 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Blow Out - 10

One of Brian De Palma's finest films (with one of John Travolta's best performances). That ending still gets me every time. frown Wonderful Pino Donaggio score, except for those lame lite rock cues for Travolta walking/driving around. What was De Palma thinking?


Without a doubt, DePalma's masterpiece - I left the theatre just drained after the ending on this one. Also, if I remember correctly, it's the last time Travolta has played a real character who LOSES , who screws up with real consequences. You can't count Pulp Fiction -he was a cartoon in that film, and cool to the end. In Blow Out, he was strident, angry, smug, and every step he made was wrong, pulling him closer to his tragic fate. Kudos to Manderly and Joan for getting behind this one!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2003 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   Michael Ware   (Member)

Gangs of New York dvd- 9.2

 
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