December 27th, 2011, 07:11 AM
As cliche as a victorious ending against the odds would have been, it really lacked the punch that that kind of event provides. The movie just kind of fizzled, the build-up was a tease and nothing more and although they quite blatantly make the point about the A's being the first team to do this, it doesn't feel enough. Even the after captions about the approach leading to the Red Sox breaking their hoodoo, doesn't provide a satisfying conclusion.
Originally Posted by saintjon
December 27th, 2011, 07:18 AM
In Time - I really liked the concept and wanted to like the movie aswell, but there were just so many flaws, coincedences and plot holes that stopped this being a good story. The idea of time as currency is forced ahead of the story and as such the movie becomes a showcase for the idea, which isn't all that well developed, instead of an intrinsic, more subtle part of an interesting storyline. I like that they tried it but they won't get many more shots without a better balance, which would be a shame.
December 27th, 2011, 11:54 AM
\m/ BEER \m/
Believe it baby! I'm a huge baseball fan and I enjoyed the film. Surprised by how much Jonah Hill didn't annoy me.
Originally Posted by kater
Saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie yesterday and enjoyed it a great deal. In parts, it hews closely to the original stories. Very good stuff and nice performance by the chap playing Moriarity.
Last edited by Rob B; December 27th, 2011 at 11:57 AM.
December 27th, 2011, 12:38 PM
December 27th, 2011, 01:56 PM
\m/ BEER \m/
Nice editorial work there Kater. When you least expect, I'll mince your words!
December 27th, 2011, 02:25 PM
It never entered my mind
saw two movies that couldn't be more different:
Red State - Kevin Smith without the humor, a bit over the top and vengeful towards religion, but still, the issues raised here are no laughing matter.
Late Spring - Yasujiro Ozu poetic portrayal of 1949 Japan and father / daughter relationship. Here's a quote from Roger Ebert, who put this film in his First 100 list and convinced me to check it out:
It is universally believed, just as in a Jane Austen novel, that a woman of a certain age is in want of a husband. "Late Spring" is a film about two people who desperately do not believe this, and about how they are undone by their tact, their concern for each other, and their need to make others comfortable by seeming to agree with them.
December 28th, 2011, 12:18 PM
I saw it last night and thought it was good. I didn't quite like it as much as the Swedish original (if you thought Rooney Mara kicks butt, you should check out the Swedish version. The actress in that one is Lisbeth Salander!) but in truth they both tell the story pretty faithfully to the book with slightly different tweeks in each version. I'd recommend it.
Originally Posted by Johnny B
December 28th, 2011, 12:47 PM
Just back from Mission Incredible/Impossible. Good fun from Tom and Brad Bird (Director of The Iron Giant/The Incredibles: see what I did there?)
Very slick, very glossy: some awesome stunts which look incredible on a big screen. Plot's a bit all over the place, but generally worth the money.
Better than the last Bond movie...
December 28th, 2011, 04:06 PM
Lord of the Wild Hunt
Another Year, directed by Mike Leigh and starring Jim Broadbent. Highly recommended if you like a true character movie.
December 29th, 2011, 12:30 PM
A chuffing heffalump
Centurion, a violent action film telling the story of the doomed Ninth Legion that supposedly vanished into the mists 'north of the wall' and never came back.
I enjoyed it for it's own sake but also because it has continuity, sort of , with the next film I'm going to see.....
The Eagle. Based on the excellent children's book 'The Eagle of the Ninth'. Ahhhh, fond memories of youth.
December 29th, 2011, 03:57 PM
Have looked at both of those, Chuff... but not been tempted enough yet. Be interested in what you think/thought.
December 31st, 2011, 05:18 PM
Q THE WINGED SERPENT
Great 80s B movie fun