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Inglourious Basterds (2009)



My thoughts posted in the HoF thread:

Inglourious Basterds (Tarantino, 2009)



As I mentioned before, this should have been made into a TV series instead of a single 2 hour 30 min movie. The world of the basterds is so large and interesting that it becomes its own weakness. It feels like something is missing, for example, the motives and origins of certain characters. Inglourious Basterds is a film that is very episodic, a film connected by the bloody highlights of a TV season, thankfully flowing well thanks to QT's writing, but nevertheless tends to have a pacing problem and is a bit spontaneous.

On the flip side, the acting shows immense flexibility and subtle comicness, whether it's the silly accent of Aldo Raine or the sly menace of Hans Landa. Speaking of Hans Landa, the first moment of flexibility in emotion is shown in the famous first scene, where a smoking of a pipe turns Landa into a true villain.

So the film starts of tremendously well, then starts to tumble down, but doesn't descend into a level of bad. It stays flat and has a few bounces due to some memorable conversations and actions. Overall a decent to good film that once again... should be made into a TV series, Please QT, I would watch every episode of it.

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Orlacs Hände (A, 1924, Robert Wiene) -
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I think the story of this movie is terrific and the amazing soundtrack combined with the visuals and Conrad Veidt's performance make for an incredible atmosphere! But since i watched the 2008 Kino International version (20fps instead of 24fps), the movie is just too long (112 instead of 92 minutes). I think i'd rate the original version a 4 out of 5.
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QT should do like Peter Jackson and release extended versions of his films later on, with the digital and physical releases... I hate how he tells us he actually had enough story in both Inglourious and Django to make a mini-series. I would gladly watch both!



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QT should do like Peter Jackson and release extended versions of his films later on, with the digital and physical releases... I hate how he tells us he actually had enough story in both Inglourious and Django to make a mini-series. I would gladly watch both!
Agreed. Have you seen the CSI episode QT directed? To this day the repetitive traits of a dragging series transformed into brilliance by one talented man amazes me. Not only is QT mini series a good idea, but it also has good reasons.



Agreed. Have you seen the CSI episode QT directed? To this day the repetitive traits of a dragging series transformed into brilliance by one talented man amazes me. Not only is QT mini series a good idea, but it also has good reasons.
Unfortunately not.

Can you watch it without having been following the entire show?



Can you watch it without having been following the entire show?
Yes, you can. Most CSI episodes can be watched on their own. Tarantino did two episodes of one storyline.



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QT should do like Peter Jackson and release extended versions of his films later on, with the digital and physical releases... I hate how he tells us he actually had enough story in both Inglourious and Django to make a mini-series. I would gladly watch both!
I think he wanted to make Basterds a mini-series in the first place but was convinced to keep it a film.

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True Story (2015)


An alright True Story (pun intended). Nothing special though. the tone and Atmosphere was pretty decent though. And the acting between Franco & Jonah Hill was good.



The Man From Nowhere (Ajeossi)
(2010, South Korea)
Directed by Jeong-beom Lee
Recommended by Foster for the Mofo Watch List
6.5/10





I, Robot (2004) 6/10

Most of the CGI is dated even though this movie came out only 10 years ago. There are some cool concepts but the people involved didn't know how to handle them. It's not terrible and it can be fun at times, but I can see this bugging a lot of people. It's just Hollywood making money with little effort put in.



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The Others (2001)


I'm not a big fan of ghost story horror movies anymore because they mostly all seem alike. This one felt a bit different though. I loved how it sets things up and moves slowly; it's hard to tell it's a horror movie at first. Nice performances and well done. I think it's one of the best movies of it's type.




I just finished watching Lost in Translation and I cried. This is the first movie in a while that has really left an impression on me. Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson are amazing together, wonderful acting, and with such small, understated speaking parts. Cinematography was beautiful. I'm sorry I'm going on and on.... but I LOVE THIS MOVIE.
Rate: A++++
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Mad Max Fury Road 2015

Expected it to be a good film but not a great film. My favourite film this year. Worth the hype.

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Watched two movies with Vincent Price, who's one of my favorite actors.
The first was The Bribe (1949). It stars Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Vincent Price (natch!), and the great Charles Laughton. Good, but not great noirish flick with undercover cop Taylor in Central America, trying to track down whoever is stealing plane engine parts. Everyone is good in their parts, but it's pretty easy to figure out who the bad guy is even before the revelation about halfway through the movie. It's a bit slow-moving, but always interesting. There is good action at the climax with a chase/shootout through a carnival-type fireworks celebration. The real interesting thing (at least for me) is that several scenes from this movie were used in the Steve Martin movie Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid. In the Martin movie, there is also the clue "Friends of Carlota" that keeps coming up. In The Bribe, Carlota is the name of the island that Robert Taylor investigates. Now that I've seen this movie, the Steve Martin comedy will just be all the better.





The second Price movie was Champagne for Caesar (1950). Price, as usual until the 60's and 70's, got second or third billing, even if he had more screen time than certain actors. Here, it's third billing but he has a large role. The lineup is Ronald Colman, Celeste Holm, Vincent Price, Art Linkletter (a famous talk-show/game-show host from the 50's through the 70's in America), and Barbara Britton as Colman's sister. This is a hilarious movie where super-intellect Colman works his way onto to a quiz show hosted by Linkletter (NOT playing himself). He gets every question right all the time. But, he refuses the money, which continues to build up. This drives network owner Price crazy and he tries to sabotage Colman for fear of losing his station to him. It's really a kick seeing usually serious actors Colman and Price play it for laughs. Price especially takes the cake as the greedy, scheming studio boss. He's not really a bad guy, but he does do bad things. Is that a contradiction? And oh, by the way, Caesar is an alcoholic parrot that Colman and his sister own and who is voiced by Mel Blanc! Non-stop fun.



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The Others (2001)


I'm not a big fan of ghost story horror movies anymore because they mostly all seem alike. This one felt a bit different though. I loved how it sets things up and moves slowly; it's hard to tell it's a horror movie at first. Nice performances and well done. I think it's one of the best movies of it's type.

Glad to hear yoy liked it despite of its ghostly subgenre!

Now how about that twist upon a twist? I really didn't see it coming. Maybe the first, but definitely not the second.