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post #2651 of 4220 Old 07-23-14, 05:16 AM
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Re: What movie did you watch last night?

broke down and rented Snowpiercer on Vudu since I had been given some VUDU credit... All I can say is that it's every bit as good as it's hyped to be
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The Dark Night. Been on a Batman kick lately.
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Re: What movie did you watch last night?

Under the Skin

Type:Suspense/Horror
Rated: R Violence/Nudity

Definitely a unique Director style in the manner this movie was filmed. It could almost be considered a silent film. I don't think there was more than 5 minutes of dialogue throughout the movie. Also the manner in which the script moved appeared to be intentionally at a dead crawl. I give the director props for a very unique style. On the other hand I am not that thrilled about the movie overall. I felt that the plot could certainly have been more developed, it was awful long for the very few revelations it disclosed in a very drawn out manner.

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Under the Skin Type:Suspense/Horror Rated: R Violence/Nudity Definitely a unique Director style in the manner this movie was filmed. It could almost be considered a silent film. I don't think there was more than 5 minutes of dialogue throughout the movie. Also the manner in which the script moved appeared to be intentionally at a dead crawl. I give the director props for a very unique style. On the other hand I am not that thrilled about the movie overall. I felt that the plot could certainly have been more developed, it was awful long for the very few revelations it disclosed in a very drawn out manner. Rating 10 Unique 3 Script 8 Video 7 Audio Recommend Rental
Stopped by the local video store and picked this one up to watch in the morning when I get off. Grabbed it mostly for the high critics marks but now you have me worried. Anything with Scarlett Johanson can't be that bad to stare at for a couple hours.
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Winter's Tale
Type: Drama/Romance
Rated: PG 13 Brief Nudity

The picture quality and sound was decent. The plot intriguing but sometimes confusing or unclear. Based on a devil vs angel or evil vs good concept. The battle over who controls humanity set in a 1900's New York and ending in the modern day. Sometimes the strong accents of the characters made it hard to understand what was being spoken which may lead to some of the confusion or loss of understanding throughout the film. Over all a good watch. the computer generated graphics for the horse were kinda cheesy looking. Some well renowned actors.

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Stopped by the local video store and picked this one up to watch in the morning when I get off. Grabbed it mostly for the high critics marks but now you have me worried. Anything with Scarlett Johanson can't be that bad to stare at for a couple hours.
Her pretty face throughout the movie was one of the most appealing parts. I will be honest, IMO if your not in the right mood, and some may never be, you most likely will turn it off and not finish it. I surprised myself and didn't stop it and break it over my knee ( it was a rental after all). There is some element too it that kept me on the edge of turning it off or keep watching it. Also I am intrigued by unique filming styles or photography even when the subject matter of them I have little care for.

I think you will have a better understanding of my comments after, if, you watch the movie.

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Re: What movie did you watch last night?

Endless Love
Type: Drama/ Romance
Rated: PG13

A coming of age story of a sheltered from society teen due to a family tragedy. A parents overbearing sense of protection bringing everything but happiness to those around him. A young man who finds his soul mate. Add in a little mix of two families from opposite ends of society (blue collar/high society).All these dynamics collide into one well written drama which has a very strong unbreakable love story intertwined. One of the main characters played by the astonishingly beautiful Gabriella Wilde.
A great date night recommendation. Enough to keep your interest and certainly your significant others (probably some tears).


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broke down and rented Snowpiercer on Vudu since I had been given some VUDU credit... All I can say is that it's every bit as good as it's hyped to be

Good to know. I almost rented it the other night on Vudu also. I ended up hitting redbox instead. I will have to make sure and check it out.

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Good to know. I almost rented it the other night on Vudu also. I ended up hitting redbox instead. I will have to make sure and check it out.
it's an excellent mix of action, suspense, a bit of gore (not much) and a sense of hovering JUST under being surreal. whacked out ending that actually spun me for a loop, made me start to question what was real in the film and what wasn't, before actually surprising me with the answer. loved it.



and on a side note, I'm waiting for my copy of "Under the Skin" to arrive and check it out. I've heard it's a very acquired taste
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Just finished watching Under The Skin. This is a movie people will either love or hate and I would guess many will not make it past the first 30 minutes. I was teetering but found myself being drawn into it as the movie progressed. Not much in the way of dialogue but an almost eerie ambient soundtrack with very original and almost stunning visuals. I for one enjoyed the movie and the originality and would recommend giving it a watch for something off the beat and path.
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