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    I saw Red. I really liked it, but my friend definitely did not. As she put it, too many things and people being blown up. I'm not usually an action/adventure fan. It's really the characters and humor that will lead a lot of people to like it or not. It kind of reminded me of Oceans 11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock2 View Post
    I saw Hereafter at the Toronto Film Fest. I liked it a lot. Sat with a top Toronto movie critic and had dinner with him before the flick. I brought up the casting of Damon which I thought was unusual as well. I was expecting a different mood for the film and was thus expecting someone like Javier Bardem.

    The critic's reply is that Eastwood doesn't make casting mistakes. In addition he claimed that Damon's role in The Informant basically rebranded him as a versatile actor who can transform himself. I'm not a HUGE Damon fan but I netted out that he was the right choice for the role. You'll like him. The little boy's story is gut wrenching. Keep in mind though the movie doesn't move at a breakneck pace; Eastwood's style is methodical and deliberate (Gran Torino, Million Dollar Baby). If you aren't unsettled by the subject matter and allow yourself to be absorbed into the story you'll like the movie a lot.
    Well, aside from enjoying the Dickens references . . . turned out I couldn't really get into it much. I felt like the various subplots and the way they came together were a little thin, and the subject matter, far from unsettling, seemed shallow.

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    To me it just felt like it bit off more than it could chew. However, I agree the acting and directing were very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allskate View Post
    I saw Red. I really liked it, but my friend definitely did not. As she put it, too many things and people being blown up. I'm not usually an action/adventure fan. It's really the characters and humor that will lead a lot of people to like it or not. It kind of reminded me of Oceans 11.
    I enjoyed it and thought it was funny. Malkovich's character was hilarious. I loved Helen Mirren too. Overall a good movie.

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    Paranormal 2 - caught this at the matinee this weekend. It was okay. Kept my attention. The scariest part had the audience laughing, so maybe it wasnt so scary. I'd give it a 2 out of 4.

    Nothing compares to the Blair Witch Project for scariness - I was never so terrified in my life (maybe because I thought it really was based on a true story). Anything after watching that doesnt scare me anymore.

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    I was all into the Blair Witch Project when it came out...then I found out it wasn't real and didn't bother seeing it until months later lol. When I did see it, I thought it was rather boring.

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    Tomorrow I might go see Life as We Know It.



    I loved the trailer, so I'm hoping I'll love the whole movie!

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    I saw "Let Me In" the American version, today. I liked it. I'll have to see the Swedish version soon too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satellitegirl View Post
    I'll have to see the Swedish version soon too.

    Whatever you do, don't get it from Netflix. The Swedish is dubbed into English but the subtitles are kept and don't match the dubbing. 1) dubbing never sounds natural. 2) It's very disconcerting to hear someone say "You really shouldn't do that" and see a subtitle that says "Cut that out now". (This is just a general example. I can't remember specifically what irritated me.)

    Anyway, I gave up halfway through the movie. There might be a good movie there, but the dubbing and subtitle issues were just too distracting to me. I am know kicking myself that I didn't see this in a theater.

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    I got Let The Right One In from Netflix and had no problems. It wasn't dubbed, just had subtitles. I had heard about one version that was poorly subtitled, taking out a lot of important words that changed things. From the caps I saw online, the Netflix version I got was the one that used better subtitles. Maybe you got an old disc?

    ETA: Now that I think about it, I probably watched it on Netflix online with their instant streaming. Maybe that makes a difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigB08822 View Post
    I got Let The Right One In from Netflix and had no problems. It wasn't dubbed, just had subtitles. I had heard about one version that was poorly subtitled, taking out a lot of important words that changed things. From the caps I saw online, the Netflix version I got was the one that used better subtitles. Maybe you got an old disc?

    ETA: Now that I think about it, I probably watched it on Netflix online with their instant streaming. Maybe that makes a difference?
    I don't know; I just know I got a disc that had English dubbing that did not match the English subtitles. Dubbing is always so flat; the voice-over/dubbing actors just never seem to get any emotion in their voices. Then to have the dubbed English not match the English of the subtitles was heinous and hilarious, both at the same time. I so wanted to like this movie and I so had to give up halfway through because I just couldn't stand the dubbing issues one moment longer.

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    Just saw "Conviction" in cinema and it is a very good movie. Worth the watching, had me nearly in tears at least once.

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    I went and saw Paranormal Activity 2 tonight. I really liked it. I know some people hated the first one but I really liked it and I thought they did an excellent job at making another one. They kept it very similar to the first while not being a carbon copy. I liked how the story worked to gel with the first movie. I guess this will be the new franchise since it seems Saw is done...for now.
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    Anyone planning to see The Tourist ? 17% on Rotten Tomatoes. Ouch. The consensus seems to be that Depp is a bore trying to play an ordinary man. We'll see this weekend how much star power the combination of Depp and Jolie can generate to get people to ignore the hugely negative reviews for this film.

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    Since Jolie's in it, I won't go. I can't stand the "thing".
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    Slightly off topic but I read somewhere that M. Night Shyamalan is looking for someone else to direct The Last Airbender 2.

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    Just saw The King's Speech at a preview last night. Loved, loved, loved it! I had pretty high expectations because of the stellar cast and the subject matter, but it did not disappoint. I wasn't even bothered by Helena Bonham-Carter, who I thought might be too, well, Helenaish in that role.

    And Timothy Spall as Churchill rocked! I can't recall him ever seeing him in a role that wasn't working class or rough, so this was quite a departure for him.

    Of course Firth was superb, and Rush was great and not at all over-the-top (something else I'd been concerned about).

    Quote Originally Posted by emason View Post
    The serious Oscar buzz on Best Supporting says that Geoffrey Rush in The King's Speech is the one to watch for, but since it hasn't opened here yet, there is no way to tell at this point.
    This is one of those examples where it's hard to say which category he deserves to be nominated for. IMO, his role is too big to be classified as "supporting" (I'd actually give the nod to Guy Pierce as Edward for a truly "supporting" role). But Firth is the obvious lead in this movie, so where does that leave Rush?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artemis@BC View Post

    Of course Firth was superb, and Rush was great and not at all over-the-top (something else I'd been concerned about).



    This is one of those examples where it's hard to say which category he deserves to be nominated for. IMO, his role is too big to be classified as "supporting" (I'd actually give the nod to Guy Pierce as Edward for a truly "supporting" role). But Firth is the obvious lead in this movie, so where does that leave Rush?

    Well, since I last posted on this, the film did open here and I did go see it. Firth was superb, but for me, the performance of the film was Rush's. I just loved him in this. However, it's not about what he deserves to be nominated for, but what it's politically expedient for him to be nominated for. He already has a Best Actor Oscar so the studio won't campaign for a nomination for his in the category when they really want the nomination and, hopefully, the win for Firth (who in my humble opinion was jobbed of the win for last year's A Single Man).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    Slightly off topic but I read somewhere that M. Night Shyamalan is looking for someone else to direct The Last Airbender 2.
    My DD knew there would be a 2 since the 1st ending. She hated it because it so deviated from the cartoon. I love the Avatar cartoon, I can watch it all day (guilty pleasure).
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    I vouch for "The Town". Jeremy Renner is great there, so great that I Ben Affleck's inability to crack a facial expression didn't bother me much.
    Anyone has seen "127 hours"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emason View Post
    ... and, hopefully, the win for Firth (who in my humble opinion was jobbed of the win for last year's A Single Man).
    ITA on both counts. I was trying to think of any "aging actor playing down-and-out-comeback character" part this year (à la Rourke & Bridges) that would rob Firth again, but none are springing to mind.

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