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10-24-2008 12:14 AMNine XXVI is offline Send an Email to Nine XXVI Search for Posts by Nine XXVI Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Quote by "X-sah", previously in the old movie watched thread:
Champloo should have been called 'shit'.

Cowboy Bebop = GoodFellas
Samurai Champloo = Casino

With this formula, we can reach the conclusion that like the relationship between that of GoodFellas and Casino, how the latter is basically a remake of the former in a different setting and without Ray Liotta, the same can be said about Champloo being a virtual remake of Bebop. Except with the different factors of being set in warring states ear Japan and without Ray Liotta as well.

Any questions? Because this shit will be on your exam next week.

Also, basically this is the new "What movie I watched" thread and I changed the title of the old one as well (SHARPIE ISN'T THE AUTHOR, I AM DAMMIT - oh wait, lolsameperson, never mind then), will explain why in a couple of minutes.
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10-24-2008 1:24 AMNine XXVI is offline Send an Email to Nine XXVI Search for Posts by Nine XXVI Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

The Counterfeiters (2007)
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

Winner of the Foreign Langauage Oscar, The Counterfeiters is basically what Entertainment Weekly described it as; a hypothetical look if Rick Blaine and Victor Lazslo from Casablanca were captured and sent to a Nazi concentration camp (no Ingrid Bergman though Frown ). The movie is damn good, showing the different conflicts of principals that the two main characters have; one is "king of the counterfeiters," and is willingly making bootleg pounds and dollars for the Nazis to keep everyone involved alive, as the other is an anti-Nazi rebel who is doing everything to sabotage the counterfeiting operation against everyone's wishes.

Its a very good character study without its situation, but I wish the film went more into the actual counterfeiting operation that the Nazis were trying to run with. Technically, the film does this one technique where it would zoom quickly to someone to emphasis a dramatic moment involving that character (its the same thing used in Boston Legal's rapid camera movement, Sharpie might know what I'm talking about here). A bit short as well, but still a damn good picture (4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days still should have won the Oscar, but that's another story).

Winner of the Best Documentary Oscar, Taxi to the Dark Side is quite a riveting study on the United States' use of torture in its war on terror. Basically, a man named Dilawar who is a taxi driver in Iraq, is randomly picked up by rebel factions and delivered to the US armed forces. He is beaten and tortured and three days later, he is killed via homicide. From that launching point, the film then delves into how the highest operatives in the US (Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld) allow the use of such torture and what have you.

The film is quite graphic, going into systematic detail on how people were tortured and even the soldiers who did and how they did the torturing (using loud music, dogs, stripping them naked and there was even one account on how a female soldier "straddled" one convict. Also has anyone here ever heard of "waterboarding?"). Politics-wise, its more or less down the middle, although it does go after the Republicans (especially Rumsfeld, they make him look like a tool in this film, I mean he did that perfectly fine by himself, but yeah) quite hard but it has more to do with what they were allowing more than on their political leanings and all that. Its a very interesting and in-depth look about the situation of such means using a small event and expanding further and further but never losing its sight from where it started. Best documentary I've seen in a while.
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10-24-2008 1:33 AMAlabastard is offline Send an Email to Alabastard Search for Posts by Alabastard Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

...So why a new thread again
10-24-2008 1:36 AMNine XXVI is offline Send an Email to Nine XXVI Search for Posts by Nine XXVI Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Quote by X-sah:
...So why a new thread again

You know what X, I slave and slave for you to write in-depth summaries for the movies I've seen and all I get is a "so why a new thread again?"

Why do you walk all over me man, I thought we were pals. ;+;























































But srsly, just cause (and I kind of fucked up the old one), besides people make like five journal threads and you never question them!
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10-24-2008 1:37 AMAlabastard is offline Send an Email to Alabastard Search for Posts by Alabastard Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Touche, was just askin!

What'd you do to oldie?
10-24-2008 1:40 AMNine XXVI is offline Send an Email to Nine XXVI Search for Posts by Nine XXVI Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Sharpie posted in the wrong thread, I tried to fix it by moving them here, thought I used my mod powers correctly (fuck yeah), found out I kind of rearranged them wrong somehow I think (fuck no), so yeah.

Besides, I really like the new title and I want a new one. Come on X, don't think I won't make a scene because I'm all about making fucking scenes in public. XD
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10-24-2008 1:43 AMRussian Agent is offline Send an Email to Russian Agent Search for Posts by Russian Agent Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

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Also has anyone here ever heard of "waterboarding?"


Simulated drownings an old standby, goes back at least to the inquisition

The loud music things also used on larger scales, it was either the branch davidians or that ruby ridge guy...or maybe it was done once during gulf war I against bunkers, or possibly all three, in one case they blasted...wasn't it nancy sinatra or something? Over loudspeakers, continually for a good number of hours

Same general principle, completely break the ability of the target/targets to efficiently process the situation

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Quote by Nina Fortner (regarding faking one's death):
Been there done that. No one would believe it this time.

Quote by Alizarin:
holy fuck i am ready to burn it all down. all of it.

10-24-2008 1:43 AMAlabastard is offline Send an Email to Alabastard Search for Posts by Alabastard Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Wait wait what, whjta's this about rearranging
10-24-2008 1:45 AMRussian Agent is offline Send an Email to Russian Agent Search for Posts by Russian Agent Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Quote by X-sah:
Wait wait what, whjta's this about rearranging


A couple of weeks ago I posted something in the wrong movie thread, nine moved it, and apparently this skewed stuff somehow

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These are not fairy tales, or myths. This place of power is tangible, and as such, can be found, entered, and perhaps, utilized in some fashion..

Quote by Nina Fortner (regarding faking one's death):
Been there done that. No one would believe it this time.

Quote by Alizarin:
holy fuck i am ready to burn it all down. all of it.

10-24-2008 1:47 AMNine XXVI is offline Send an Email to Nine XXVI Search for Posts by Nine XXVI Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Quote by Sharpshooter005:
Same general principle, completely break the ability of the target/targets to efficiently process the situation

Exactly. They also used techniques that would completely fuck with their aspects of time and cultural aspects as well (they would have women interrogate the convicts and being from an Arab background, that was demoralizing in themselves). They would also strap dog collars on them and they even had a "sleep chart," with arrows pointing up or down, indicating how much sleep someone would get. Such as one hour, arrow down for they get to sleep that long, or four hours up meaning they would be forced to be awake that long of a period.

Some crazy shit basically, man.
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10-24-2008 9:12 AMMoose is offline Search for Posts by Moose Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Sounds like Patient needs to watch that movie.

Watched a bit of Shoot `Em Up purely out of curiosity. I never had any intentions of trying to enjoy it.
10-24-2008 9:21 AMOld Gabén is offline Send an Email to Old Gabén Search for Posts by Old Gabén Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

I don't think SRSGUY is like Jet at all really

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10-24-2008 1:18 PMNine XXVI is offline Send an Email to Nine XXVI Search for Posts by Nine XXVI Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Quote by Robert Smith:
Sounds like Patient needs to watch that movie.

There's no sexual aspects or RAEP though. In fact, I think it might bore him.
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10-24-2008 1:20 PMMoose is offline Search for Posts by Moose Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

But it has torture and men in dog collars.

Also...

Maternal Instincts (1996)

Desperate to make babies, Delta Burke goes on a rampage after having a hysterectomy performed on her without her consent. Laughs ensue.
10-24-2008 1:24 PMNine XXVI is offline Send an Email to Nine XXVI Search for Posts by Nine XXVI Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Quote by Robert Smith:
But it has torture and men in dog collars.

But its centralized by talking heads talking about politics and all.

Quote by Robert Smith:
Maternal Instincts (1996)

Desperate to make babies, Delta Burke goes on a rampage after having a hysterectomy performed on her without her consent. Laughs ensue.

...you just made this up, didn't you?

Also, Volver right now. Damn good Spanish chick-flick.
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10-24-2008 1:28 PMMoose is offline Search for Posts by Moose Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Quote by Rated [R] Nineh:
Quote by Robert Smith:
But it has torture and men in dog collars.

But its centralized by talking heads talking about politics and all.


Aww, phooey. Oh well. Even if it did focus on the torture and men in dog collars, I'm sure he has much better sources for that sort of material anyway.

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Quote by Robert Smith:
Maternal Instincts (1996)

Desperate to make babies, Delta Burke goes on a rampage after having a hysterectomy performed on her without her consent. Laughs ensue.

...you just made this up, didn't you?


Nope. The vaguely Terminator-esque final battle with Delta--wielding a gigantic wrench--hunting a new mother through a hospital basement is something to behold.
10-24-2008 1:30 PMNine XXVI is offline Send an Email to Nine XXVI Search for Posts by Nine XXVI Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Quote by Robert Smith:
Quote:
Quote by Robert Smith:
Maternal Instincts (1996)

Desperate to make babies, Delta Burke goes on a rampage after having a hysterectomy performed on her without her consent. Laughs ensue.

...you just made this up, didn't you?


Nope. The vaguely Terminator-esque final battle with Delta--wielding a gigantic wrench--hunting a new mother through a hospital basement is something to behold.

...I was kind of hoping you were going to say that you made it up, even though deep down, I knew that wasn't the case.
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10-24-2008 1:31 PMStruggler is offline Send an Email to Struggler Search for Posts by Struggler Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Quote by Robert Smith:
Nope. The vaguely Terminator-esque final battle with Delta--wielding a gigantic wrench--hunting a new mother through a hospital basement is something to behold.


This was awesome

Also I'm watching Marnie and Sean Connery is fucking boring me, also why is this woman spazzing out every time she sees red is she a bull

(I know it's not red that angers the bulls)

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10-24-2008 1:34 PMNine XXVI is offline Send an Email to Nine XXVI Search for Posts by Nine XXVI Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Quote by Chris Cornell:
Also I'm watching Marnie and Sean Connery is fucking boring me, also why is this woman spazzing out every time she sees red is she a bull

(I know it's not red that angers the bulls)

One of the few Hitchcock movies I can't stand really. Tippi Hedren needs to die in a tire fire, kthnx.

Also, the elaborate ending explains everything more or less. I think.
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Watching, Or Rewatching

The Constant Gardener (2005)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Joan of Arc (1948)
Pi (1998)

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