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08-13-2012, 09:00 PM
O'Toole (and Richard Burton) were wonderful in "Becket".

08-13-2012, 10:16 PM
I agree with your comments about Knightley completely; her "acting ability" seems (to me) to be limited to simply reading her lines. :eek::eek:

Has anybody here seen the charming Brit film, "Millions" about two brothers who come into some money?

I just caught that on pay cable (either HBO or Showtime) last week. I liked it as I had no idea what to expect but found it engaging without being too precious.

08-16-2012, 07:11 AM
Just three smaller movies coming out this week. The first is going on my To See list, the last two...nope. :)

August 17 Compliance (Dramatic thriller, new cast. From imdb.com: “When a prank caller convinces a fast food restaurant manager to interrogate an innocent young employee, no-one is left unharmed. Based on true events.”)

August 17 Cosmopolis (Drama with Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Samantha Morton and Paul Giamatti)

August 17 Why Stop Now (Comedy drama with Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo and Tracy Morgan)

08-16-2012, 06:26 PM
The remake of Sparkle comes out this weekend. The 1976 original is a cult classic in the African American community. The only thing that really made the original a good movie is Lonette McKee's awesome debut performance as the tall, long haired, high-yellow, gum-chewing, sexy strutting "Sister". The 3 sisters in red dresses singing "Hooked On Your Love" is one of the best scenes in movie history.

Interesting that just like in the original, "Sister" and "Sparkle" (who look nothing like 3rd sister "Delores") are played by biracial actresses (McKee and Irene Cara, respectively, in the original; Carmen Ejogo and Jordin Sparks in the remake).

08-16-2012, 07:06 PM
I saw in my TV guide that TCM is airing Anna Karenina on Saturday (the 18th). It's the 1935 version starring Greta Garbo, Frederic March, Maureen O'Sullivan and Basil Rathbone.

I'm in my library queue for 2000 TV version starring Helen McCrory (aka Narcissa Malfoy and Rosanna the Vampire from Space ;) ). I don't think I've seen that version, but I do like McCrory, and imdb gives it a 7.3.

I really, really can't picture Knightly having the chops for this the ... but she may surprise us all.

08-16-2012, 07:09 PM
Has anybody here seen the charming Brit film, "Millions" about two brothers who come into some money?

Loved that film. It's now one of my regular Christmas-season views. (Not technically a Christmas movie, but Christmas-adjacent iykwim.)

Of course the fact that it has James Nesbitt in it doesn't hurt! (Oh, and it was directed by Danny Boyle.)

08-17-2012, 01:14 AM
I think I am adding "Nativity" with Martin Freeman and a fine cast to my Christmas viewing. The songs are catchy and Freeman, as usual, is wonderful. Also the kids are appealing without being overly "cute."

08-17-2012, 04:20 PM
O'Toole (and Richard Burton) were wonderful in "Becket".

And in The Lion in Winter. (O'Toole, I mean, not Burton.)

I also loved Millions. The book it was based on was really good, too.

08-23-2012, 04:55 AM
Smaller movies being released this week listed below. BUT FIRST...a few comments.

The first movie (Little White Lies) looks the most interesting, I think it was released in 2010 in Europe, but is only getting a North America release now because of Jean Dujardin's success in The Artist. Apparently Marion Cotillard is a has-been. All she can manage these days is some documentary about BATS! ;) The Victim is a strange trailer. I think they're going for a Tarantino feel with the movie being one of those cheap 70's action films. But the director of this one ain't no Tarantino...

August 24 Little White Lies (French comedy drama with Marion Cotillard and Jean Dujardin)

August 24 Samsara (Documentary. From imdb.com: “Filmed over a period of five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on 70mm film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.”)

August 24 Sleepwalk With Me (Comedy with Lauren Ambrose and Carol Kane)

August 24 General Educaton (Comedy with a new cast as well as Janeane Garofalo and Larry Miller)

August 24 The Loneliest Planet (Thriller with Gael García Bernal)

August 24 Robot and Frank (Comedy drama sci-fi with Frank Langella, James Marsden, Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler, Peter Sarsgaard, Ana Gasteyer and Jeremy Sisto)

August 24 The Victim (Thriller with Michael Biehn)

August 24 High Ground (Documentary. From imdb.com: “HIGH GROUND follows a team of veterans returning from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq as they set out to climb a towering Himalayan peak to overcome challenges and heal the mental and emotional ravages of war.”)

August 24 Death by China (Documentary…racist propaganda or not???)

08-23-2012, 11:46 AM
free redbox film was j edgar-ok but whos brave enuf to tell clint eastwood he cant write music for sh!t is the larger unanswered question. from library-2 highly recomends-thor & a song for lunch.

08-23-2012, 11:59 AM
2012 Remake starring Kiera Knightley, Jude Law, Olivia Williams and Emily Watson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPGLRO3fZnQ). The trailer didn't grab my interest. What do you think? The release date is November 16th.

7 September here. I'm probably not going to see it in any case though. :shuffle:

08-23-2012, 04:13 PM
Looking forward to a fall thread... though the recent news that The Great Gatsby is being delayed to summer 2013... :angryfire

08-24-2012, 01:52 AM
Yes, with Jude Law the director needs to ensure he brings the pretty. I think there's an expiry date at the top left of his forehead for that prettyness, so they should be taking advantage of that fact! :P

LOL.Jude Law was physical perfection in Mr. Ripley. It was easy to understand why the Matt Damon's character was infatuated with him. It's unfortunate that Law is losing his hair at a relatively young age. When you are known as "the pretty one", losing one's hair can be emotionally difficult. But I think Law has come to accept it, and he's playing a rather unattractive looking character in this AK film. I think he knows that his bread and butter from now on will be in playing character roles and that his days as a romantic leading man are pretty much over.

08-24-2012, 02:22 AM
Jude Law was physical perfection in Mr. Ripley. It was easy to understand why the Matt Damon's character was infatuated with him.
Matt Damon is one of my all-time crushes (oh, those lips!), but I was SO in love with Jude's Dickie! SO sexy!

08-24-2012, 05:11 AM
Looking forward to a fall thread... though the recent news that The Great Gatsby is being delayed to summer 2013... :angryfire

Just started working on it today. :D I'll start the new thread in a few days, so I thought I would post links to the movies opening next week. Some good stuff compared to previous weeks! The ones I plan to see are in boldface.

August 29 The Ambassador (Documentary. From imdb.com: “Danish journalist Mads Brügger goes undercover as a European Ambassador to embark on a dangerous yet hysterical journey to uncover the blood diamond trade in Africa.”)

August 29 The Day (sci-fi thriller with Dominic Monaghan and Shawn Ashmore)

August 29 The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure (family film with Christopher Lloyd, Cary Elwes, Jamie Pressly, Chazz Palminteri Toni Braxton and Cloris Leachman)

August 31 For a Good Time Call (comedy with Ari Graynor, James Wolk, Justin Long, Nia Vardalos, Kevin Smith, Mimi Rogers and Seth Rogan)

August 31 The Good Doctor (dramatic thriller with Orlando Bloom, Taraji P. Henson, Rob Morrow, Troy Garrity and Michael Pena)

August 31 The Revenant (comedy horror with David Anders)

August 31 The Tall Man (dramatic mystery with Jessica Biel, Stephen McHattie and William P. Davis)