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Every two weeks, like we've done for the past 6 rounds. 17 44.74%
Every three weeks, like we did for the rounds before that. 6 15.79%
Doesn't seem to matter, I rush last minute, anyway. 15 39.47%
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:03 PM   #9001
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:24 PM   #9002
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:00 PM   #9003
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I'll do The Perks of Being A Wallflower.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:56 AM   #9005
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I'll do Me and Orson Welles.

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I'll do Headhunters. Coincidentally, a friend of mine has been trying to get me to start Jo Nesbo's books for a while.
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Only one I haven't seen is 12 angry men so i'll go for that.

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Old 02-23-2013, 10:02 AM   #9008
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I'll do Boy A.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:41 PM   #9009
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Forgot to post my list, too distracted with other stuff

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Sorry for the wait. I have nightmares about drawing you as my partner.

Dracula:

Destination Moon (1950)
This Island Earth (1955)
Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)
Galápagos: The Islands That Changed the World (2006)
Best Worst Movie (2009)
The People vs. George Lucas (2010)
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I'll go with Reprise.
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Dracula:

Destination Moon (1950)
This Island Earth (1955)
Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)
Galápagos: The Islands That Changed the World (2006)
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GasLand (2010)
Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012)
I will do Destination Moon

For the record I've seen Best Worst Movie, Woody Allen: A Documentary, and while I haven't seen This Island Earth per se, I did watch MST3K: The Movie in round 39, which is primarily made up of footage from it.
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MST3K? Well, ****. It's not a great movie, per se, but it has pretty awesome 50s photography and art direction.

I can't say Destination Moon is a great movie either, but it's unique among the usual 50s sci-fi and pretty interesting. It's definitely a precursor to "2001: A Space Odyssey," but without the scope, talent, budget, music, philosophy and villain.
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The Lives of Others

Sorry for this being so late it's been month end in work and my head has been firmly located up my arse!

I had been meaning to catch the live of others for the past cople of years but have just never gotten around to it, I was pleased when It appeared as an option to pick.

I thoroughlly enjoyed the film. This was mainly due to the performances of, and the writing that went into the development of, the characters. I just felt invested in Wiesler and Dreyman from the off and was intrigued to see how things would develop.

The way Weisler turns from a dedicated member of the Stasi to a western sympathiser of sorts is great to see. My only issue with this was the kind of suddenness that it happens. The corruption of the minister and what can probably be described as rape of the actress is disgusting but I think I would have liked to see him toy with his thoughts more before deciding to help Dreyman and his friends by withholding information.

All in all a very interesting film that shows us what life was like on that side of the Berlin wall and is filled with fantastic performances.

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Still shouldn't have beat Pan's Labyrinth for best foreign film.
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Boy A

Boy A tells the story of Jack (Andrew Garfield), a young man recently released from prison for a murder he committed when he was a boy. His rehabilitation worker Terry (Peter Mullan) genuinely believes Jack has reformed and sets him up with a new identity and a new job.

The film deals with a lot of themes I find interesting, particularly guilt and the effects of the past. It reminded me a lot of A History of Violence both in terms of story and theme. The film is also very challenging in that it doesn't tell the viewer how to feel about the character or situation, it just presents the events and lets the viewer decide.

Andrew Garfield delivers a very strong performance and it's frustrating to think how he's currently wasting his abilities on The Amazing Spider-Man. Peter Mullan also does a good job as Jack's rehabilitation worker and I also liked Katie Lyons as Jack's girlfriend. All and all it's a very good cast.

There are some elements I'm not crazy about. Despite the strength of the actors, the central romance feels a bit clunky and also leads to a scene near the end which is implausible, unnecessary, and just bad. Still, these elements don't torpedo the film. Boy A is a very compelling and very well made film, and I'm curious to seek out director John Crowley's other works.

Rating: A-
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I'm in for next round.
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Headhunters

I'd been hearing a lot about Norweigian author Jo Nesbo for a while, and if this adaptation of his novel Headhunters is any indication, then I can see what people are talking about. On display in this movie is a nice sense of tight, suspenseful storytelling that feels refreshing in how it constantly keeps you guessing. At first, I thought I had a general grasp of where and how things were going and going to happen, but then the story took a few nice twists and turns that gained my undivided attention. Aksel Hennie brings enough likability to his character, a man who doesn't exactly possess the best scruples, that we're able to root for him to come out okay, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau makes for a nicely intimidating villain. Another thing I liked is how the violence got pretty intense at times, but never felt like it was more for shock value. All in all, Headhunters works extremely well as a thriller, and it worked well enough to get me interested in the rest of Jo Nesbo's body of work.

***1/2 /****

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Not your typical movie, but a very great film. It being not a everyday typical film makes it great and more interesting. Acting was amazing and think the enemy was the best part in the film. Having a 12 gage shot gun with a custom made silencer it looked like. Javier Bardem was the main enemy and flipped a coin on peoples lives if they live or die. Reminded me of Harvey two-face from batman. Kind of wish i saw this movie sooner. Anyways, Its about a drug deal in Texas goes sour, drug dealers end up dead. Then a man discovers the crime scene, and takes some things he shouldn't have (Some guns and $2 million in drug money). After he takes this money he sets off a deadly game of kill-or-be-killed when the killer comes back for the money and discovers it's gone. He hunts the man who took the money and won't let up, and even kills anyone who gets in his way to finding this man.

The 2 flaws of the film. The movie has a very unsatisfying ending in my opinion. Way too many unanswered questions. But i guess you expect that from the Coen Brothers. I also didnt like the scene where t
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Highly recommend the film if havent seen it. It will wont be anything you expect. Great movie doomsday

I give this movie a A

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I'm glad you liked it as much as you did, it's one of my favorites of the past few years.

However I think the ambiguous ending isn't quite as ambiguous as you might think. The two protagonists can be measured against the title. On the one hand you have Tommy Lee Jones who is always playing catch up and not really in the thick of it, and on the other hand you have Josh Brolin who's playing the game. Look how both of them turned out. And in the book Chigurh ends up with the money, however that scene isn't included in the film. Rather you just see him slip the kid $100 after taking his shirt which more or less implies that he had it.
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Destination Moon (1950)
Destination Moon was a science fiction movie about something that would become science fact less than two decades later: the possibility of mankind making a trip to the moon. The film was produced independently but with a relatively decent amount, so it kind of straddles the line between the world of studio filmmaking and the world of the B-movies (a B+-movie if you will). The movie is in color and has acceptable special effects, but there are no real stars in it and there’s something a bit cheap about a lot of it. For the most part the movie is a good-faith effort to present a scientifically accurate scenario for how a manned moon landing would happen, but naturally there are a number of things they get wrong and half of the fun of watching the film is picking out when they were on to something and when they weren’t. The film is interesting today but not for the reason it was in 1950 and it generally works better as an artifact then as a film.
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Cool, glad you liked it.
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