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#16 projectmayhem

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 09:22 AM

I'll have to make sure to check this out. I heard about it awhile ago but then hadn't seen or heard jack since. Kinda weird it seems there was zero marketing since Office Space was pretty successful (at least on DVD). Thanks for the heads up!

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 04:39 PM

I think De Niro would definitely step aside if he won. It's all moot, as I'm pretty sure Scorcese actually directed The Good Shepherd, kind of like how "George Clooney" directed Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.

Now that I mentioned it that's absolutely what would happen. Hell now I want it too because it would be a great moment.

You're probably being rough on DeNiro and Clooney's directing - though obviously DeNiro is heavily Scorcese tinged, like Clooney is with Soderbergh. Actually, DeNiro has done one movie before - A Bronx Tale, which was also pretty good and shares some similarities to Good Shepherd though it's subtle. He's gotten a lot better since then and had a ridiculous cast this time.

As a side note, "Confessions of a Dangeous Mind" is one of my absolute favorites.

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 06:15 PM

Although it would be FUCKED UP if DeNiro won a directing award before Scorcese. DeNiro might literally refuse on stage.


The Academy Awards are the biggest joke in Hollywood. I will never understand why anyone cares about them. Still, it pains me to see that Scorcese always gets snubbed. I've heard he really wants the best director award. Kind of like Joey Ramone wanting into the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame so bad. But if I were him I wouldn't want it for The Departed. He'll probably win but it will really be for screwing him over for Raging Bull and Goodfellas. Keep in mind these are the same people who declared that Ordinary People was better than Raging Bull, that Forrest Gump was better than Pulp Fiction, that The English Patient was better than Fargo among other atrocious declarations. But again I'm pulling for Scorecese because he wants and deserves it.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 05:48 PM

I just rented this movie. The acting is not that great, but what do you expect? Very good on its own merits and gets even better if you've had a little booze.

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 06:17 PM

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 12:27 AM

This movie ain't about the acting. Just like Office Space.

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 12:47 AM

Since it just came out on DVD I bought it and wasn't disappointed - except that the DVD had like no bonus features on it. The movie, however, is both vicious and delicious.

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 10:34 PM

Is this flick on the "to watch" list of Section 8? The trailer looks good but I can tell that it strays from Robert Graysmith's book Zodiac upon which the film is based. Though Robert Graysmith has some credability issues so it's not that big of a deal that his source material is altered. Zodiac has a good cast including Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and great Donal Logue. Plus David Fincher is the man behind the camera at the very least I expect it to be interesting.

IMDB link.

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 11:06 PM

It is now.

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 11:16 PM

I'm looking forward too seeing it.
Could cast, good director (Panic Room aside)

Here's a book recommendation if you happen to read that sort of thing. It creeped me out.
www.theredcardna.org

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 12:17 AM

David Fincher directed it = going to go fucking see it.

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 11:18 PM

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 11:56 PM

Fitzcarraldo is a cool flick. Little Dieter Needs to Fly isn't too shabby either. I should watch Aguirre again. Thanks for the link. I just may have to check out a few of the flicks screening.

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 02:45 AM

I might go out of my way to see Aguirre. Bonus (for art freaks like me) is the Matthew Barney Cremaster weird-fest going on concurrently.

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 04:53 AM

I might go out of my way to see Aguirre. Bonus (for art freaks like me) is the Matthew Barney Cremaster weird-fest going on concurrently.

Aguirre Wrath of God is one of the best movies ever.
Seriously.
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