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Everyone once in a while a movie catches you by surprise

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by backtothefuture, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. backtothefuture

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    ... and makes you go WOW ...that was good... even though you weren't really expecting it ...

    latest one that did it for me was 'The Last Castle ' ... how about you guys?

    (PS is it just me or has Robert Redford stopped ageing ???)
     
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    one I've had for ages but oly just watched and really enjoyed 'fried green tomatoes at the whistle stop cafe'
     
  3. Splinter

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    Happened to me just last night with Spirited Away - still have a buzz off it right now.
     
  4. rigman

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    Last castle

    I thought it was below average an predictable to be honest.

    But thats what keeps the world interesting, we are all different and some films I like you would probably hate
     
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    i thought it was very well acted/directed and 1st decent prison movie since Shawshank redemption
     
  6. Sinzer

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    I think that is being generous....... too american for my liking.

    The last movie that made me go wow was Metropolis, the animation in that was amazing, shame I was too drunk to sit through it all :)
     
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    Donnie Darko :D :smashin:

    Although it wasnt really much of a surprise as everyone has been goinig on about it for months
     
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    I remember a whilst ago when I was working in my local video shop I watched Arlington Road. Bloody hell I was dumbfounded when the penny dropped!
     
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    i agree with you about it being too American .. I think that's the only thing that let it down ... could have done well without the bit about the flag at the end
    :rolleyes:
     
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    I thought the Last Castle was ok, but i just couldnt see Robert Redford as the lead character, i just dont think he pulled it off
     
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    The last film to make me gasp "wow" was O Brother..........

    "Wow...i cannot believe how shank this film is"

    no, no, no, no


    Adzman
     
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    for me, his strength lay in his charisma/calm character as the general... sometimes silence speaks volumes :smoke:
     
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    The Guru......not usually my thing, but have to do something at work, ones of the girls brought it in, and i was presently surprised. Although the ending was 150% cheese!!
     
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    Cinema Paradiso I had heard it was a good film, and although I had watched a lot of films with subtitles and enjoyed, non never stuck with me, until this one come along. It was not a subject I would have thought interesting, I initially was going to watch it in installments, but I was griped by its charm from start to finish.
     
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    I quite enjoyed "O Brother Where Art Thou?" - which was slightly unexpected as I don't usually "get" the Coen brothers' films. I enjoyed "Fargo" immensely, but "Miller's Crossing", "Barton Fink", "The Big Lebowski" - hmph. Comedies that don't make me laugh.

    The important thing with "O Brother Where Art Thou?" is to remember that it is supposed to be absolutely ridiculous from start to finish. If you expect anything in it to be something you could take even slightly seriously, then you'll be dissapointed. But so long as you treat it as pure silliness it's rather fun.
     
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    I adore The Big Lebowski. That would have to be in my top ten films of all time. And 'O Brother' would probably make it, too.

    I watched Heist last night. It was hardly ground-breaking, but it had good acting and a good plot, which is unusual these days. Has Gene Hackman made a bad film?

    I was expecting a lot from The Two Towers. And yet somehow, it still managed to blow me away completely. Amazing!
     
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    I watched "The Straight Story" on channel 4's free weekend a few weeks ago and went "Wow".....
     
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    i just saw The color Purple for the first time and it blew me away. I can't believe I had never seen it before.
     
  19. Garrett

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    :smashin: I love this movie also I usually go for Sci-fi, thrillers and action movies but I knew it had got some good reviews and watched it. Brilliant everybody is nice to each other so there is no deep plot, probably a blue print how we should treat each other.
    I like Richard Farnsworth roles shome this was his last film.
    Go here and read you should find it very interesting http://us.imdb.com/Bio?Farnsworth, Richard
     
  20. narabdela

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    Great link. Thanks.

    :smashin: :smashin:
     
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    Ditto....:smashin:
     

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