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Old 05-20-2013, 09:36 PM   #41
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I hated Gatsby. The story was more or less the same, but Baz Luhrmann seemed to miss the point.
The New York Times movie critic (who was in the minority that gave the movie a good review) takes an interesting spin on Luhrman's interpretation of Gatsby for our current time as opposed to that of nine decades ago

The idea that everyone can have everything may be logically preposterous, but it is ideologically essential to the imagination of a country that seems to be living simultaneously in the Great Depression and the Gilded Age. ...

Intentionally or not, Mr. Luhrmann stripped “The Great Gatsby” of the sentimentality that has always been part of its appeal, and in doing so updated it in a radical and troubling way. The result may be vulgar, but it is also an honest reflection of contemporary values ... This is how we live: greedily, enviously, superficially, in a state of endless, self-justifying desire. This is the pursuit of happiness, mirrored in the pleasure these movies provide.


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Old 05-21-2013, 09:15 AM   #42
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It was actually the cinematography, cheesy emotional scenes (specifically the flashback/dream sequences), and bad acting that ruined the movie for me. Any scene without DiCaprio could have used more DiCaprio.

Gatsby put Baz Lurhmann with Michael Bay in my most hated directors list.
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Why the need for masks if it's all legal?
Maybe so they can't be identified for the next purge.
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Good point.

Joe Schmoe kills Wanda Stepford. Then, the next year, Wanda Stepford's husband seeks out & kills Joe Schmoe. The following year, Joe Schmoe's son gets revenge on Mr. Stepford. et cetera

I still say that is a "twist" at the end, where Ethan Hawke unmasks one of the people, and say, "You?... You???... why!?!"
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Of course, if that fails, there is always Bobcat Goldthwait.
It has to be old school Bobcat though. Not the newly reformed, I don't slur my speech, Bobcat.
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That is the only Bobcat Goldthwait that I acknowledge the existence of.
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thanks to you guys i watched "the cabin in the woods" the other day. i thought it was pretty good. it was a cool idea. the problem i had with it were the actors. not all of them but the"victims" were horrible. the guys in the watching room were pretty good. lastly i hate the way movies in general portray stoners. its not even close to accurate.
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The answer was so simple... just like me.
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Got around to seeing Star Trek Into Darkness - it was enjoyable for the inside jokes if, like me, you have followed the series for some time (tribbles, Harvey Mudd, references to prior plot points in earlier movies).

Of course what passes for a plot was incoherent - maybe expecting a coherent plot is a reflection that I am too old for modern blockbuster entertainment

OTOH I have high expectations for this movie - if you cannot get Morgan Freeman to do your voice overs it is not too shabby to have Russell Crowe



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How? He will be a god to them.

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thanks to you guys i watched "the cabin in the woods" the other day. i thought it was pretty good. it was a cool idea. the problem i had with it were the actors. not all of them but the"victims" were horrible. the guys in the watching room were pretty good. lastly i hate the way movies in general portray stoners. its not even close to accurate.
They asked Tommy Chong to play that part, but he said that it was "too over the top" for him.

I liked the two lab tech guys. Good chemistry.

How many references did you catch/see? (If you reply with specific ones, put SPOILER next to it... because, Buddha hasn't seen it yet.)
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