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RE: Favourite Films - VincentUlyssis - 04-24-2011 06:58 PM
So many films, so little time! So I'm just finishing up Atlas Shrugged and hear that it's being released as a film shortly. I hope they do it justice. The premise of the book is timeless and sooooooo relevant to our current situation on so many levels.
RE: Favourite Films - Laffitupfzbl - 04-25-2011 05:18 PM
Just watched RED. If you like actioners, this one actually has a plot. And enough action to please even us mindless movie watchers. And Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren in the same movie. Who'da thunk? And anything with John Malkovich is worth watching.
RE: Favourite Films - SpaceCadet - 04-27-2011 09:38 PM
(04-24-2011 06:58 PM)VincentUlyssis Wrote: So many films, so little time! So I'm just finishing up Atlas Shrugged and hear that it's being released as a film shortly. I hope they do it justice. The premise of the book is timeless and sooooooo relevant to our current situation on so many levels.
VU, I recommend going ASAP. The old-line critics have unleashed a barrage of unmitigated venom at the film - an inevitability, given the political bent of most reviewers and the fact that they've known for decades that Rand is their worst nightmare. The fact that Aglialoro did the film on a shoestring budget from his own pocket meant that he spent next to nothing on promotion, so it could die on the vine for lack of public awareness. 'Long story short: Though it had an outstanding opening weekend (particularly given those budgetary/publicity circumstances,) it's not likely to stay in the theaters long. It's an easy bet that it will be huge on DVD rentals and sales, but now is the time to catch it on the big screen.
Since you're nearly through with the novel and the film is the first part of a trilogy (ending at Wyatt's disappearance,) there are no spoilers. I did a micro-review a coupla pages back, but that has a couple of film-specific spoilers, so be forewarned if you're curious about my take on it.
RE: Favourite Films - Bageleth - 05-07-2011 01:17 AM
I think that "True Grit" with Jeff Bridges should be added to the list. We just saw it to night and thought it was worth owning once it's out on DVD. I never saw the original so I couldn't make any comparisons, but we enjoyed this one
RE: Favourite Films - Boomer - 05-07-2011 12:50 PM
The only comparison I can make to the two versions of "True Grit" is that the Jeff Briges version follows the book a bit more closely, whereas the John Wayne version was built around John Wayne. Dont get me wrong both versions are good, but I guess it depends on which version you prefer. I tend to think each version stands on its own merits, rather than one being better than the other, and thats a bit odd to say given they are essentially written off the same literary base.
RE: Favourite Films - NWoBHM - 05-07-2011 01:04 PM
Kids brought me Whisky Galore on DVD - the Black and White story of a ship carrying whisky running aground on Barra....
RE: Favourite Films - VincentUlyssis - 05-08-2011 06:25 PM
(04-27-2011 09:38 PM)SpaceCadet Wrote:(04-24-2011 06:58 PM)VincentUlyssis Wrote: So many films, so little time! So I'm just finishing up Atlas Shrugged and hear that it's being released as a film shortly. I hope they do it justice. The premise of the book is timeless and sooooooo relevant to our current situation on so many levels.
Unfortunately it was only playing in NYC and I didn't get to see it, but I will rent the DVD when it comes out. I love the book, and smirk to myself when Ms. Rand pontificates through her characters. I'm in agreement on so many levels, but differ on some key points of her moral relativism philosophy. Overall she nails some basic concepts that most of society misses big time!
RE: Favourite Films - smoker guy - 05-13-2011 01:13 PM
I just got done watching Suck. A hilarious spoof on all the Vampire movies out there. A lot of great music talent in the movie; Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins, Moby, Alex lifeson, as well as Malcolm McDowell and Dave Foley. I laughed all the way thru it. Its about a band who can't get recognized and is at the point of ending when the bass player gets bitten by a vampire. This causes things to change for the band, and they start their rise to fame. malcolm McDowell plays Eddie Vanhelsing, the vampire hunter. I recommend this one for a lot of laughs.
RE: Favourite Films - nettiesaur - 05-13-2011 10:28 PM
I went to see "Thor" tonight, which was really quite good. It had a good plot, stuck to the mythology,and Thor was pretty hot!
My favorite kind of film...something for everyone
RE: Favourite Films - Layllah - 05-14-2011 05:54 AM
Boondock Saints 1 bottle of Merlot corned beef rubens! I know it's a little violent for dinner theater.