RA Movie Thread (Read 5546 times)


Needs more cowbell!

     

    You might consider checking out Casino Royale (2008), as well.  Quantum of Solace wasn't that great, IMO.

     

    +1.  CR is my favorite Bond film.  Skyfall is a close second.  Quantum of Solace was totally unmemorable.

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    '14 Goals:

    • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

       

      +1.  CR is my favorite Bond film.  Skyfall is a close second.  Quantum of Solace was totally unmemorable.

       

      It was about water, wasn't it?

      mab411


      Proboscis Colossus

        I know, right?  I can't really say QoS was "bad," per se, because I don't really remember much of it.  I just remember starting it, and sort of losing interest and doing some things on my laptop partway through, and then the credits were rolling.

        "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people

          I honestly cannot remember if I even saw it. I know I saw Casino Royale & Skyfall, and can't imagine NOT seeing Quantum of Solace, but I have no memory of it.

          Dave

            I love all three of the James Bond movies starring Daniel Craig.  In fact, Casino Royale is my favorite film of the 2000s so far.  Quantum of Solace is the weak link of the three, but I still love it.  The three Craig films represent the second golden age of the James Bond movie series.

             

            A couple of films that I've revisited over the past few days...

             

            The Third Man

            This 1949 film is one of my all-time favorites, and it has some of the greatest visuals in the history of cinema.  The Third Man, which takes place in postwar Vienna, always strikes me as a darker twin of Casablanca, in that it showcases a more cynical and fatalist look at human nature in war-torn areas, but I love both films in turn.

             

            The Stranger

            This 1946 Orson Welles movie tells the story of a UN War Crimes Committee officer who travels to a small Connecticut town in pursuit of a Nazi fugitive who is hiding out there under a false identity.  This one is graced by some awesome black-and-white photography and one crazy crowd-pleaser ending.

            zonykel


              The Hunt: Danish film, well made. I was tense for most of the movie, so much so that sometimes it was unbearable. Highly recommended if you like foreign films. BTW, the actor who plays the main character in the movie is also Hannibal Lecter in the TV series "Hannibal" (though I must confess that I haven't watched the TV show... I don't want to ruin "The silence of the lambs").

              jimmyb


              port-a-bella-potty

                Loved The Third Man. I love the zither soundtrack.

                 

                 

                 

                The Third Man

                This 1949 film is one of my all-time favorites, and it has some of the greatest visuals in the history of cinema.  The Third Man, which takes place in postwar Vienna, always strikes me as a darker twin of Casablanca, in that it showcases a more cynical and fatalist look at human nature in war-torn areas, but I love both films in turn.

                 

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                  The Hunt: Danish film, well made. I was tense for most of the movie, so much so that sometimes it was unbearable. Highly recommended if you like foreign films. BTW, the actor who plays the main character in the movie is also Hannibal Lecter in the TV series "Hannibal" (though I must confess that I haven't watched the TV show... I don't want to ruin "The silence of the lambs").

                   

                  I've been wanting to see this movie.  The main actor also played Le Chiffre in the James Bond film, Casino Royale.

                  mab411


                  Proboscis Colossus

                     

                    I've been wanting to see this movie.  The main actor also played Le Chiffre in the James Bond film, Casino Royale.

                     

                    Ah, now I've got him.

                     

                    I hadn't heard of that TV series, but yeah, I can see him as Hannibal.

                    "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people


                    Needs more cowbell!

                      BTW, the actor who plays the main character in the movie is also Hannibal Lecter in the TV series "Hannibal" (though I must confess that I haven't watched the TV show... I don't want to ruin "The silence of the lambs").

                       

                      It is CRAZY dark.  I don't even know if the 2nd season has started, but I watched the 1st season and it was creepy as hell -- truly amazed that it was accepted for a prime-time show AND that it got picked-up for a 2nd season.  Good, though.

                      I shoot pretty things! ~

                      '14 Goals:

                      • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                      mab411


                      Proboscis Colossus

                         

                        It is CRAZY dark.  I don't even know if the 2nd season has started, but I watched the 1st season and it was creepy as hell -- truly amazed that it was accepted for a prime-time show AND that it got picked-up for a 2nd season.  Good, though.

                         

                        Does it do a good job of capturing the feel of Silence and Red Dragon?  I loved those two, and thought they complimented each other nicely.  The movie Hannibal I could take or leave.

                        "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people


                        Needs more cowbell!

                           

                          Does it do a good job of capturing the feel of Silence and Red Dragon?  I loved those two, and thought they complimented each other nicely.  The movie Hannibal I could take or leave.

                           

                          I don't remember Red Dragon well, but I would say it's maybe more like Red Dragon than Silence, from what I do recall.  I think it's darker/creepier than Silence (which I always think is more suspenseful than anything).  Kinda depressing.

                          I shoot pretty things! ~

                          '14 Goals:

                          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                             It is CRAZY dark. 

                             

                             Does it do a good job of capturing the feel of Silence and Red Dragon

                             

                            it's more about Agent Graham's unravelling than it is about Hannibal; his envisioning's of how the crime scene's came to be are very, very dark.

                             

                            true to form though, when Hannibal has guests over and he reaches for the Rolodex in his kitchen, you know that turkey ain't gonna be on the menu that evening...

                            I bought my nephew an elephant for his room. He said, "Thanks". I said, "Don't mention it".


                            Needs more cowbell!

                               

                               

                              it's more about Agent Graham's unravelling than it is about Hannibal; his envisioning's of how the crime scene's came to be are very, very dark.

                               

                              true to form though, when Hannibal has guests over and he reaches for the Rolodex in his kitchen, you know that turkey ain't gonna be on the menu that evening...

                               

                              Yup.  Hannibal is almost a supporting character on the show.

                              I shoot pretty things! ~

                              '14 Goals:

                              • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                              mab411


                              Proboscis Colossus

                                 

                                Yup.  Hannibal is almost a supporting character on the show.

                                 

                                I'm very much okay with that, since that's how it was to some extent in Silence and Red Dragon.

                                "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people