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    Quote Quoting Qrazy (view post)
    I know for a fact you have changed your rating on repeat viewings so yes, actually.
    My rating has changed because my perception of the film has changed, therefore I deem it to be better/worse than I deemed it to be before. I don't know how this negates my argument.

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    StanleyK, are you still watching Tarantino films?

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    StanleyK, are you still watching Tarantino films?
    Yes. I wanted to rent Jackie Brown last week but they didn't have it. I'll probably get to it this week, and since I own both Kill Bill films there shouldn't be a problem there. There will be a problem when I get to Grindhouse; the proper version was never released in my country, so I'll have to find a way to replicate as best as I can the theatrical experience, fake trailers and all.

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    Quote Quoting StanleyK (view post)
    Yes. I wanted to rent Jackie Brown last week but they didn't have it. I'll probably get to it this week, and since I own both Kill Bill films there shouldn't be a problem there. There will be a problem when I get to Grindhouse; the proper version was never released in my country, so I'll have to find a way to replicate as best as I can the theatrical experience, fake trailers and all.
    Cool. Just wanted to check in. I'm looking forward to your write ups.

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    Cool. Just wanted to check in. I'm looking forward to your write ups.
    Thanks. It's good to know someone actually enjoys what I write.

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    Harlan County U.S.A. is a very powerful film, detailing a coal mining strike that reveals the extreme lengths of corporate greed and immorality, possessing moments of raw anger and desperation that are quite affecting. Punctuated by folk songs, the film is narrated not by the filmmaker but by the voices of the town's citizens, with their persistence and resilience reflected in the material. Sure it has a quite subject point-of-view but it's done in a transparent manner, never manipulative in the way Moore is. Pretty sure this should be considered essential viewing among Americans, if not just everyone.

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    So, not only is the whole 3D gimmick stupid, but it's actually making 2D movies look worse.

    http://articles.boston.com/2011-05-2...siness-screens

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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    So, not only is the whole 3D gimmick stupid, but it's actually making 2D movies look worse.

    http://articles.boston.com/2011-05-2...siness-screens
    So, this is 3D's fault and not the fault of lazy theater management?

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    Watched another wonderful Keaton feature (Our Hospitality) as well as probably the weakest short of his I've seen (The Haunted House), or at least on par with his equally mediocre Fatty-Arbuckle-collaboration The Garage. Hmm, I think I'll watch a few more shorts today.
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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    The Motion Picture is awesome and creepy as hell.
    The overture is beautiful, though. One of my favorite pieces of a musical score.
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    Quote Quoting Spun Lepton (view post)
    So, this is 3D's fault and not the fault of lazy theater management?
    Yep. It's all 3D's fault, because it is so stupid.

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    Quote Quoting StanleyK (view post)
    My rating has changed because my perception of the film has changed, therefore I deem it to be better/worse than I deemed it to be before. I don't know how this negates my argument.
    Your argument was 'If I like it is is good, if I don't it isn't'. I called this too simple precisely because perceptions change, which you acknowledge. I wasn't negating your argument that you don't personally feel you need to make the best/favorite distinction. And in this case I wasn't negating the argument that best/favorite is a meaningless distinction, although I feel I've done this elsewhere. I was only making the argument that like/good dislike/bad is too simple.
    The Princess and the Pilot - B-
    Playtime (rewatch) - A
    The Hobbit - C-
    The Comedy - D+
    Kings of the Road - C+
    The Odd Couple - B
    Red Rock West - C-
    The Hunger Games - D-
    Prometheus - C
    Tangled - C+

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    Went to a screening of Casablanca last Tuesday. I'd only seen it once before, but I loved the hell out of it, so it was great to get a repeat viewing in a theater.

    But I was getting really annoyed at the characters. Unless I'm just completely wrong, something about it still bugs the hell out of me. . .

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    Either way, it's still an awesome movie. I just thought that was kind of funny.

    Also saw Python's The Holy Grail at the same theater a week prior. Consistently funny, without a bad scene to be found.

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    Hey guys. I'm sick. Couch-ridden. I want to watch a good action fantasy, but cannot muster the will to crystallize any options. What should I watch?

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    Quote Quoting Sven (view post)
    Hey guys. I'm sick. Couch-ridden. I want to watch a good action fantasy, but cannot muster the will to crystallize any options. What should I watch?
    Good like a good movie, or "good" like Krull or Beastmaster is "good"?
    ...and the milk's in me.

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    Quote Quoting Mara (view post)
    Good like a good movie, or "good" like Krull or Beastmaster is "good"?
    I'm well aware of the rubric by which goodness is gauged in action fantasies, but I was hoping for probably a step above Krull and Beastmaster. But you're on the right track, genre-wise.

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    Maybe too close to science fiction, but Flash Gordon. You're welcome.

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    Quote Quoting soitgoes... (view post)
    Maybe too close to science fiction, but Flash Gordon. You're welcome.
    A fantastic suggestion, though I was hoping for something I hadn't seen before.

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    Quote Quoting Mr. Pink (view post)
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    Quote Quoting Sven (view post)
    I'm well aware of the rubric by which goodness is gauged in action fantasies, but I was hoping for probably a step above Krull and Beastmaster. But you're on the right track, genre-wise.
    So, no Cave Dwellers. I hear ya.

    Flash Gordon is "good." Possibly quite "good."

    I'm not nuts about Excalibur, but there are those on the boards who praise it mightily. May be up your alley.
    ...and the milk's in me.

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    Nooo .. in a weakened condition Excalibur might kill him.

    Have you seen the original Conan? If not, it's a perfect fit. Decent story, great production values, and just a bit cheesy.

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    Quote Quoting Mara (view post)
    I'm not nuts about Excalibur, but there are those on the boards who praise it mightily. May be up your alley.
    You know me well enough to think that I'd like it, at least.

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    Quote Quoting Sven (view post)
    You know me well enough to think that I'd like it, at least.
    Oh. You're one of them.

    ...and the milk's in me.

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    Quote Quoting Sven (view post)
    A fantastic suggestion, though I was hoping for something I hadn't seen before.
    Hausu? Again, maybe outside of the genre you're looking for, but it's got a certain level of wackiness you usually love.

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