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 Posted:   Jul 25, 2003 - 2:24 AM   
 By:   Michael Ware   (Member)

dangerous liasons 1988-- 7.6
women are cool.

 Posted:   Jul 26, 2003 - 9:59 PM   
 By:   CAT   (Member)

Diamonds Are Forever - 5
As much as I love Sean Connery as Bond, the acting in DAF really leaves a lot to be desired...and that's being kind!

 Posted:   Jul 28, 2003 - 12:45 AM   
 By:   Michael Ware   (Member)

seabiscuit-- 7.4

 Posted:   Jul 28, 2003 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

About A Boy - 7

Surprisingly entertaining fluff my girlfriend forced me to watch. I think she was trying to tell me something...(she has a kid). Rachel Weisz, never one of my favorites, was really attractive in this, as was blonde Irish babe with the unlikely name of Victoria Smurfit.

Good call, Sir; but I'd wouldn't call it fluff, per se, as it was my favorite film from last year, very well written, with Hugh Grant forgoing his trademark stammers for a nice, subdued performance. Good job from all involved.

 Posted:   Jul 28, 2003 - 3:09 PM   
 By:   Adam Cousins   (Member)

Catch Me If You Can - 8 / 10

Really enjoyed this one, and loved Williams' score too. Looking forward to Thunderball on ITV later tonight.

NP - Catch Me If You Can

 Posted:   Jul 28, 2003 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Seabiscuit 8.7

Cool Hand Luke on TCM 10..

 Posted:   Jul 29, 2003 - 1:33 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Tomb Raider:The Cradle Of Life - 7
Actually a decent popcorn movie. Ms.Jolie handles her action figure role very well. Although the film was packed with big action scenes, the pace was a bit slow, there's 10-15 minutes which could have been tightened up in the scripting. Nice score from Silvestri, to boot.

Actually, most any action film this summer looks good compared to The Matrix Reloaded ( still trying to wash the taste of that one from my mouth) smile

 Posted:   Jul 29, 2003 - 1:45 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Flight Of The Phoenix (new DVD release)

An 8-9 I would say. Great ensemble and none of the bad cliches of modern disaster type movies. I'm still puzzled as to how Ian Bannen got an Oscar nomination for this though.

 Posted:   Jul 29, 2003 - 1:48 AM   
 By:   507   (Member)

28 Days Later - Kick ass movie, could have had a better and more thrilling score. But thats what you get when you hire John Murphy - 910

Violent Cop - A foreign film starring and directed by Beat Takeshi or known as Takeshi Kitano. I watched it for around the 100th time and I still love every minute - 1010

Full Time Killer - Directed by two guys of whom I have never heard of. This film is a nice Hong Kong action film. I didnt know it at the time, and I rarely pick up just any foreign film unless I hear its good, but this one was very nice. So if you like Hong Kong action films pick this one up - 1010

 Posted:   Jul 29, 2003 - 2:50 AM   
 By:   Michael Ware   (Member)

Violent Cop-- I like that movie, especially the chase with the poor cop getting brained with the ball bat, and then the perp gets chased down and run over by Kitano in his car. Then he wants to kick the crap out of him again! Kitano assumed direction of this after Kinji Fukasaku walked off; it clearly has that Fukasaku energy at work, more ruthless than Kitano's usual style, which is violent but laced with fleeting points of sentiment that sort of resonate more than the whupass.

 Posted:   Jul 29, 2003 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

In A Lonely Place (1950) Directed by Nicholas Ray. 8.0/10

Great Film Noir with Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame. Bogart works a pre-Captain Queeg routine, but with a heartbreaking poignancy. It is fun to watch him ask his paranoid questions and make his bizarre assumptions, though. Grahame never acted (or looked) better. This low budget masterpiece deserves revisiting. One question: Why was Bogart making low budget pictures like this?

 Posted:   Jul 31, 2003 - 2:03 AM   
 By:   Michael Ware   (Member)

Flight of the Intruder-- 7.7

 Posted:   Jul 31, 2003 - 4:17 AM   
 By:   CLShark   (Member)

I fell completely asleep watching About Schmidt; when I woke up it was like, that's it?! Lonely dumbass drives around being depressed and makes an ass of himself then gets to cry "poignantly" or something when he gets a happy letter? Zzzzzzzzzzz.
I liked The Lonely Guy with Steve Martin though. The music was better too.

I'm afraid I must concurr. I was forced to watch this film in a flight from CA to PA. By the end I wanted to hurl myself from the plane.

 Posted:   Jul 31, 2003 - 4:20 AM   
 By:   CLShark   (Member)

Pirates of the Caribbean -- 8

Now this is a great summer movie. Savvy?

 Posted:   Jul 31, 2003 - 10:25 PM   
 By:   Michael Ware   (Member)

sum of all fears-- 6.5
but the region 2 japan disc has sparkly DTS audio, which sounds great.

 Posted:   Aug 1, 2003 - 5:49 PM   
 By:   swoony   (Member)

On cable:
Hart's War - 4
Were we really suppose to take this plot seriously? Love Portman's score.

On the Big Screen:
Le Divorce - 6
Beautiful people in a silly, uneven plot. Matthew Modine is sorely miscast.

The Hours - 9
Great acting, got better with second viewing

 Posted:   Aug 3, 2003 - 6:04 PM   
 By:   JesterPool   (Member)

The Year of Living Dangerously (1983)- 6

I enjoyed Peter Weir's characteristic "world mysticism" atmosphere, the performances of Mel Gibson and Linda Hunt, and the detailed mid-1960s Indonesian setting.
On the downside was the film's political simplicity, lacking a strong point of view (besides some general platitudes.)

 Posted:   Aug 3, 2003 - 6:13 PM   
 By:   JesterPool   (Member)

Flight Of The Phoenix (new DVD release)

An 8-9 I would say. Great ensemble and none of the bad cliches of modern disaster type movies. I'm still puzzled as to how Ian Bannen got an Oscar nomination for this though.

Phoenix is one of my all-time favorites. Ian Bannen started getting noticed in America in 1965--he was in several movies that year. An excellent, generally unsung actor. He deserved Oscar nominations for The Offense, Hope and Glory, Braveheart, and several other performances. A tragedy that he died in a car crash a few years ago.
Ronald Fraser as the lazy, cowardly sergeant probably deserved an Oscar nom. as well.

 Posted:   Aug 4, 2003 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   lars b   (Member)

HERO (2002) 8/10 : Story told in different ways of flashback, exciting choreographed fighting scenes and wonderful use of colours.

THE MATRIX RELOADED (2003) 4/10 : Tiresome crappy movie !

BRUCE ALMIGHTY (2003) 7/10 : Not the greatest fan of Carrey, but quite a funny movie.

 Posted:   Aug 4, 2003 - 7:40 PM   
 By:   LRobHubbard   (Member)




dang good stuff...

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