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Lincoln (2012)

A terrible movie with an incredible performance at the center of it.

Daniel Day Lewis is a genius, it's unfortunate that everything else, short of the cinematography, is a full echelon or two away from him.

The rest of the cast is just bad or flat. No one, short of Jared Harris as Grant, comes close to creating something interesting with their roles. "Hey look! It's Dale from Breaking Bad, it's Tommy Lee Jones in a wig and a couple of nut sacks under his eyes, is that James ******* Spader?!?!"

The story itself is also just completely uninteresting.

The main crux is a battle in the House over the passage of the 13th amendment but it just doesn't connect AT ALL. Mediocre actors play reps who's moral compass and struggle on this very important issue is conveyed with no more than a "I just **** myself" face.

There is one scene in the film that is so poorly filmed that it seemed pulled from a modern day sitcom where Jones, as Thaddeus Stevens, comes back from the ratification to hand the bill to his wife, a black woman who reads it to him as they both lay in bed in their pjs. It seemed like something out of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and the ending? Having Lincoln appear from the flickering flame of the oil lamp on his death bed? Like something out of an insurance commercial.

A complete biopic, even if in two parts, would have been in order OR just put this on HBO. I have a fever and MORE DDL as Lincoln is the prescription. Lincoln Lawyer, Lincoln v Douglas, the Gettysburg speech, secession, the war.....those are the touchstones that needed to be shown.

You don't make a movie about Jordan and show him playing baseball and ignore the 66 against the Celtics and the battles against the Pistons and Knicks.

An oscar for DDL if it's not Phoenix's. (Haven't seen The Master yet.)

6/10.

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Skyfall: on par with Craig's Casino Royale. Some classic Bond elements re-introduced. Excellent story. Not a single car chase. :(

9/10

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Life of Pi 3D: Great story, excellently told, beautifully shot, took awhile to get going but it was a fantastic spiritual journey.

9/10

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League of the Guardians with 3 girls. They cried in 3 spots... i refuse to comment. GREAT!!! movie for families.

Better than Paranorman.

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I don't get out to the movie theatre very much. I usually just wait until they are on satellite. Had a free preview weekend of all the movie channels (HBO, CInemax, Starz, etc), so when I see this I usually record a bunch of them on the DVR. I found about 10 or 11 movies to record.

Watched so far:

Project X

Moneyball

Have on DVR to watch:

My Idiot Brother

21 Jump Street

Fantastic Journey 2

New Year's Eve (for the wife)

The Sitter

Three Stooges

Robin Hood (the most recent version)

(and a few more I can't think of this morning)

I recently watched all the James Bond movies from the 1st up to Casino Royale. I'd had seen parts of them in the past, but never watched any from beginning to end.

Sean Connery is the best one. Surprised at how well Timothy Dalton was. Liked Pierce Brosnan. Roger Moore always looked too old for the role. The one George Lazenby was decent, but he was, I don't know, weird. As for the last few Bonds with Daniel Craig...I can't stand his Bond. He's mean, surely, angry and overall a jackass. Bond is not supposed to be a jackass.

Anyway, flipping channels last night and caught the end of The Karate Kid on AMC. "Sweep the Leg" Kobra Kai.

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I don't get out to the movie theatre very much. I usually just wait until they are on satellite. Had a free preview weekend of all the movie channels (HBO, CInemax, Starz, etc), so when I see this I usually record a bunch of them on the DVR. I found about 10 or 11 movies to record.

Watched so far:

Project X

Moneyball

Have on DVR to watch:

My Idiot Brother

21 Jump Street

Fantastic Journey 2

New Year's Eve (for the wife)

The Sitter

Three Stooges

Robin Hood (the most recent version)

(and a few more I can't think of this morning)

I recently watched all the James Bond movies from the 1st up to Casino Royale. I'd had seen parts of them in the past, but never watched any from beginning to end.

Sean Connery is the best one. Surprised at how well Timothy Dalton was. Liked Pierce Brosnan. Roger Moore always looked too old for the role. The one George Lazenby was decent, but he was, I don't know, weird. As for the last few bonds with Daniel Craig...I can't stand his Bond. He's mean, surely, angry and overall a jackass. Bond is not supposed to be a jackass.

Anyway, flipping channels last night and caught the end of The Karate Kid on AMC. "Sweep the Leg" Kobra Kai.

Daniel Craig's Bond is the best followed closely by Sean Connery. Craig made watching "Bond" fun again.

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Daniel Craig's Bond is the best followed closely by Sean Connery. Craig made watching "Bond" fun again.

Craig over Connery?!? I feel like Im taking crazy pills. Connery IS Bond, all the other guys are just actors.

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recently went on this holistic plant based diet to support a friend with cancer who is doing it, so we watched this documentary called "Forks over Kinves" about Americans and how we eat, and what we put into our bodies. It blew my world. Highly recommend it, currently streaming on netflix.

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Picked up Beasts of the Southern Wild last night on Redbox after hearing some good things about it.

I really enjoyed it. It was well acted, unique and very moving and its one of those movies that can be interpreted a lot of different ways depending on the person watching it. It seems like it hits everybody a little differently.

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Craig over Connery?!? I feel like Im taking crazy pills. Connery IS Bond, all the other guys are just actors.

Only because he was the first. In every measure of what Bond should be, Craig exceeds him IMO.

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I recently watched all the James Bond movies from the 1st up to Casino Royale. I'd had seen parts of them in the past, but never watched any from beginning to end.

Sean Connery is the best one. Surprised at how well Timothy Dalton was. Liked Pierce Brosnan. Roger Moore always looked too old for the role. The one George Lazenby was decent, but he was, I don't know, weird. As for the last few bonds with Daniel Craig...I can't stand his Bond. He's mean, surely, angry and overall a jackass. Bond is not supposed to be a jackass.

I've seen them all too, a few months ago I watched them again. I too was surprised at how much better the Timothy Dalton movies were than I remembered. He was a great Bond. His bond was the right mix of dignified, debonaire, and tough. More relatable than Connery's Bond--a reflection of the 60s vs the 80s.

Roger Moore was alright but really just too dapper and unathletic. Not tough or serious enough. Too old. But he's a good dude. He even jokes about being too old for A View To A Kill.

Connery was great but his Bond was a huge ******* too. Had rough edges. His movies were also the best and he benefits from that. Bond hadn't become a cartoon character by then. It was still fresh and the good ideas for taking over the world hand't been used up. Dr. No is an objectively great movie. Almost like a Hitch**** movie in feel.

Pierce Brosnan was also on the Roger Moore side of the Bond spectrum of being a little too dapper and a little too old. Plus those 90s Bond movies were so full on campy it hurts him. Goldeneye was great though.

Lazenby was apparently so difficult to work with that I think it effected the quality of OHMSS. The movie was off. Bond got married and cried.

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Just watched this a couple nights ago:

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Really liked it for the psychology nerd in me, and there were some outstanding performances from Knightley and Fassbender. Worth a look.

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The last movie I saw in the theater was Gangster Squad and while it had its moments, and I like just about anything with Gosling in it, I was ultimatey disappointed. Just not enough heart or emotion not sure really but it was just off, it felt empty and flat.

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Only because he was the first. In every measure of what Bond should be, Craig exceeds him IMO.

I disagree. Craig is excellent. But he's a little too prissy at times whereas Connery has the right amount of natural panache. The new Bond movies try to tell it too often with Craig rather than show it. It's not instinctive to him like it was for Connery.

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Picked up Beasts of the Southern Wild last night on Redbox after hearing some good things about it.

I really enjoyed it. It was well acted, unique and very moving and its one of those movies that can be interpreted a lot of different ways depending on the person watching it. It seems like it hits everybody a little differently.

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Only because he was the first. In every measure of what Bond should be, Craig exceeds him IMO.

I really like Craig and agree that he is excellent. But...POPPY****...Connery is the man, the alpha and omega, Jordan/Pele/Sammy Baugh all rolled into one. Its just the way it is.

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I disagree. Craig is excellent. But he's a little too prissy at times whereas Connery has the right amount of natural panache. The new Bond movies try to tell it too often with Craig rather than show it. It's not instinctive to him like it was for Connery.

I should probably rewatch the older movies again since its been a couple year since I have seen any. I just never fully bought in to Connery as this 007 spy which always seemed to take me out of them. He seemed very methodical but carried a lot by charisma. Same thing for Michael Keaton in the 2 older Batman movies, he wasn't believable as either a troubled billionaire or somebody who could beat multiple guys at once in close combat.

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I should probably rewatch the older movies again since its been a couple year since I have seen any. I just never fully bought in to Connery as this 007 spy which always seemed to take me out of them. He seemed very methodical but carried a lot by charisma. Same thing for Michael Keaton in the 2 older Batman movies, he wasn't believable as either a troubled billionaire or somebody who could beat multiple guys at once in close combat.

Yeah they are worth rewatching. They've got that mad men quality to them. Bond was really a swashbuckler and he was refined and smooth but also a man's man. And totally unflappable. The most out of sorts you'll see him get is a heavy sweat on his forehead as Goldfinger is about to slice him in half at the nuts with an incredibly slow moving laser.

Contemporary movies and 60s movies both place a ton of emphasis on certain types of realism. The new Bonds will go for gritty technical realism with the combat and the way scenes are staged but the scope and pace and character interaction will be ridiculous. 60s movies seemed to be very unstylized in the actions and tasks the characters perform but there will always be a theatric element to the action scenes and there is a lot of that 1960s censorship and unspoken subtlety that gets left out. Very little display or characters processing emotions.

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Daniel Craig's Bond is the best followed closely by Sean Connery. Craig made watching "Bond" fun again.

What's fun about watching an a-hole run around with a chip on his shoulder? His character is too "rogue" for the Bond role. Bond is supposed to be suave, sophisticated and debonare, not a jerk. Although I do agree with what someone said that Connery had an edge to him, but it wasn't an a-hole edge, more of a "I'll always be better than you" edge.

Craig over Connery?!? I feel like Im taking crazy pills. Connery IS Bond, all the other guys are just actors.

Connery was the best IMO. I think his character had all the qualities you would look for in a Bond. It is hard to compare movies from the 60's until now because like stevemcqueen1 said, the way movies are made has changed so much.

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I think Craig's Bond is more based around the novels from Ian Fleming, and how the character was originally meant to be portrayed, or so I've heard. I like his rough and rugged style, and the new (at least visually) twist that he's brought to the Bond films, but I do miss all of the glitzy, gadget-y suave that was there when Pierce Brosnan played the role.

I'm not a "Bond head" so to speak, so I can't make a claim of who was better. All I can say is that that Dalton guy turned me off the most. Craig leaps off the screen, and for that, I will giv e him mad props,even though I would just love to see him operate a watch that doubled as a flamethrower or something along those lines.

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Contagion (2011)

A thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak.

Kind of like Outbreak, but not really. This movie actually reminded me a lot of the movie Babel, which looks at a series of interrelated story lines across the globe. A pretty slow-moving and bleak story, but I thought it provided a more realistic look at how quickly and easily a deadly virus could start to spread, and the impact of the epidemic on every aspect of society.

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I saw this movie a few weeks ago:

A recently freed slave with the help of a bounty hunter travel the country to rescue his wife from a plantation owner.

Personally, I felt that the plot was too simplistic to warrant a three hour movie. I thought that there would be another sub plot that wasn't revealed to us in the trailers.

While there were a few scenes that had me rolling (Samuel Jackson's character was hilarious as well), I left the theater wanting more.

2.5/4 stars.

Sorry if the picture doesn't come up. If you couldn't tell, I was talking about Django Unchained.

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Saw this w/ the wife the other night :

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Despite the fact that it's based on a family of hardcore Philadelphia Eagles fans, it was still a really great movie. It started out looking as if the movie was going to be really grim and sad in the beginning but developed into something very positive and amazing in the end.

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Saw this w/ the wife the other night :

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Despite the fact that it's based on a family of hardcore Philadelphia Eagles fans, it was still a really great movie. It started out looking as if the movie was going to be really grim and sad in the beginning but developed into something very positive and amazing in the end.

I've heard nothing but good things about that movie and I will be checking it out soon.

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