Seen Any Good Movies Lately?

Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by pygmalion, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. quixotedlm

    quixotedlm New Member

    I saw Mary Antoinette. I thought it was done well. But they didn't show the Guilottine ending. Disappointing :(
  2. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    You wanted your blood?
  3. quixotedlm

    quixotedlm New Member

    Well, after enduring 2 hours of non-stop fashion parade, I deserve at least that much :-|
  4. Genesius Redux

    Genesius Redux New Member

    Best recent films (not in any particular order):

    1. Art School Confidential. Kind of like LA Confidential in art school. Nice little satire.

    2. Casino Royale. The *best* Bond film since Thunderball, and the second best of all time (after From Russia With Love).

    3. The Good Shepherd. Just a really good spy film. Matt Damon has found his niche, and is exploiting it.

    4. Children of Men. Very compelling. Michael Caine is the new cool old guy.

    5. Brick. Very very cool neo-Noir film in a high school setting.

    6. Notes on a Scandal. Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett. Oh my God. Oh. My. God. P.S. Cate I love you, I want to have your baby.
  5. alemana

    alemana New Member

    NOTES was astounding.

    Last night: BREACH. Eh.
  6. Dancebug

    Dancebug Active Member

    Lucia & Sex and Bad Education last week.
  7. Genesius Redux

    Genesius Redux New Member

    Seriously. I normally need at least a strong male lead to really interest me in a film. However good the actress, I want to see an actor carry it. In this case, I was wondering if the two of them could keep my attention. Holy cow, did they ever. Judi Dench is the Goddess not only of stage but now of screen. What an incredible presence.
  8. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    huh. will take that under advisement. i so want to see a good film. have been wondering if they still make them...:rolleyes:
  9. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    LOL!
  10. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    if i were a guy, i probly woulda felt that way after seeing her in LOTR... whattagoddess...
  11. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    i enjoyed lucia & sex - i think i have it on dvd.

    haven't seen bad education -- what is that?
  12. Dancebug

    Dancebug Active Member

    Bad Education was directed by Spanish Director Pedro Almodovar. He also made Talk to Her and All about My Mother.
  13. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    ahhh... will check it out! i like his stuff!
  14. DWise1

    DWise1 Well-Known Member

    I didn't realize that El Sexo y Lucia had gotten that much play. I always tried to keep an eye open at the video stores for foreign films, but there just isn't much.

    I coined a term from that movie, a "paella moment": a moment that hits you hard with the fact that you are no longer part of a couple. I'm not sure why it is, but every restaurant I've been to that served paella will only serve it to two people, not to just one. So Lucia (getting over the loss of her lover) sits down in a beach-side restaurant and orders paella and is refused, politely, since she's alone. At which point she runs out of the restaurant crying.

    I had recounted my own "paella moment" here a couple years ago. When bagging apples in the grocery store, I would always tuck the wire tie under my wedding band until I needed it to tie off the plastic bag. So one day I tucked the wire tie under my wedding band only to realize that the ring was no longer there and was reminded of why it was not longer there. Only I didn't run out of the store crying.
  15. Dancebug

    Dancebug Active Member

    DWise1,

    You seem to be having hardest time trying to recover from your divorce. You often claim you don’t know why your ex wanted to divorce you. Do you really not know? Do you really not have any clue? It that is a true case, I think you need to sit down with your ex and explain your plight truthfully and ask her for the explanation. I think not knowing the reason makes the recovery one hundred times more difficult. But before you do that, please try to look inside and ask yourself if you really do not know. (Don’t people sometime say they don’t know certain truth because they are so afraid of it?)
  16. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    i think i picked the dvd up at a video closeout store... i'm like you, always on the lokout for a more obscure foreigh film. :)

    i like that....

    hmmm... trying to think of a paella moment i may have had... it's been ovr 14 years since i was married.... um...

    well, i remember when i took my ring off my finger that first month we parted... it felt strange to have a ring off my finger. the mgr at the restaurant i was working at said he had just the ring for me & my newly single life... brought it in & gave it to me and i wore it for many years.. loved that ring

    other than that... have been single more than paired, i supppose, so not too many paella moments. :)
  17. Genesius Redux

    Genesius Redux New Member

    Yeah, I had that moment when I realized that the only time I still needed to use my band was when I was playing a married character on stage. And that night I ran out of the theatre whistling and skipping.
  18. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    *lol*

    how long ago was this?
  19. Genesius Redux

    Genesius Redux New Member

    3 or 4 years, I think. Almost 6 years since the Big Split.

    Since then, I've gotten into the habit of going to movies by myself, even when I'm otherwise in a relationship. Nice to have those moments alone.

    But--in the thread--not a good movie "recently," but one of my all-time fave comfort movies. "Murder on the Orient Express." Directed by Sidney Lumet. Incredibly lush costumes and great music--a Viennese theme song that's way to fast to dance to (at least for me). And it makes me think of how I want to direct Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," with the same opulent costumes, and full ballroom choreography.

    And actually, has anyone seen Branagh's "Love's Labors Lost"? He does the whole comedy like and old-fashioned 1930s ballroom musical, dancing and music by Gershwin and others. Featuring Branagh of course, and Alicia Silverstone and Nathan Lane and a bunch of others. Some very nice dancers in it (especially considering they weren't all dancers to start).

    It's what Shakespeare should be--rich music, ballroom dancing, explosions of joy....
  20. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    i definitely liked MOTOE... <note to self: good one to pick up for library..>

    haven't seen branagh's LLL... up my alley for a saturday nite viewing, tho...

    you guys have some good recommendations

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