Krystal
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January 31st, 2011, 5:06 am #41

Just watched "The Takers" a heist film with Matt Dillon. A lot of action and gore, but a good plot as well. May not be everyone's type of movie but I liked it.
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tgir
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February 20th, 2011, 4:53 am #42

Salt? Has there been a discussion about Salt? Did a quick search and couldn't find it.

Not art, and kind of a Bourne Identity sort of thing, only with Angelina Jolie and (wait for it) HUNT BLOCK as the President of the United States. It was a small role for Block and I must say that he did well enough in it. He used to creep me out very seriously on GL and ATWT, so much that I couldn't watch him because of his mannerisms. Here, he was mature and believable as much as anything in the movie was believable.

Angelina was wonderful of course and of course one must suspend a lot of disbelief as is the case with all of these movies.

But again: a strong woman who acts mostly like a man. At least she wasn't raped. She did kick some serious ass.

I would really like to see a movie with strong women characters whose character is strong, not just that they are able to physically kick the ass of any many they come across. And a movie about the relationships between women.

That said, I know she's crazy or at least plays a real good crazy for the paparazzi, but I always like Angelina Jolie in a film.
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Krystal
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February 20th, 2011, 4:23 pm #43

Yes, we saw that one and I liked it, didn't love it but liked it well enough. I think Jolie is a bit screwed up but she also does a lot for world charities while many of the Hollywood types just preen in front of mirrors. Did you see Girl Interrupted? She was fabulous in that as well as Winona Ryder who I never really cared for.
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February 20th, 2011, 6:17 pm #44

Salt was originally written for a male actor. I liked the film though it stretched credibility obviously. What was funny is that the actress who played Ava on GL was also in the flick.

Saw RED and Winter's Bone on DVD this weekend. Like I already mentioned somewhere else saw The Town.
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February 20th, 2011, 6:23 pm #45

I didn't recognize her--had to look it up. She played an officer in the bunker.

Yes, I saw Girl Interrupted and thought it was a really good movie. I really liked all of the performances. Winona Ryder was terrific but Angelina Jolie stole every scene she was in and was far more memorable.

Totally believable that the role was written for a man.
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February 20th, 2011, 7:31 pm #46

I never liked Ryder but had to admit she did a good job in GI. I really never paid much attention to Jolie before that film, and was amazed at her performance. I didn't like the Laura Croft movie, too cartoony, and I guess the Tourist is a bore, at least it has been reviewed badly. But I have like pretty much everything Jolie has done.
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February 22nd, 2011, 5:01 am #47

Two low budget ones we rented, "The Rig", an oil rig attacked by under sea creatures during a storm (of course). Never explained what they were, they looked fakey. Bad acting by no one you ever recognize as well.

"Monsters". Hard to explain. Space aliens invade the earth and the US tires to keep them in Mexico (!). Rich daughter visitng Mexico tries to escape back to US with news guy. Actually not half bad and somewhat thought provoking. If you are a Sci Fi junkie, this one is OK.
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March 6th, 2011, 11:48 am #48

Just saw 'Splice'. Weird weird movie but good in a weird weird way.
Don't hate the slayer ... Hate the Game.
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March 6th, 2011, 3:23 pm #49

Last night, I watched 'The Kids Are Alright' I know there was a great deal of discussion about this movie on another thread, but I just wanted to add that I rather enjoyed the movie for what it was. Definitely don't think it was Oscar material, but the premise of the movie was interesting. In a way, I could see why Jules would have an affair with Paul -- he was supportive of her, available and the father of her children -- and that was what she needed at that time in her life. What I didn't understand was: if she was a true lesbian (as she claimed), having sex with men would be a real turnoff, but Jules never showed that, but rather just regret and anger that she had allowed this affair to happen.
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March 6th, 2011, 3:41 pm #50

Marg, at some point in the movie, when the son and his friends discover gay male porn in the moms' bedroom, he asks why and Jules says something about sexuality being complicated. For Jules, who in the end, I thought was rather unkind to Paul says she's gay and I believe it, but it is obvious that she's attracted to men, at least under some circumstances. I would say that she's bi, but loves a woman and has chosen that love over another.

I thought all of the performances were excellent. The Kids Are All Right is not a 'big' film but I think it's got a 'big' idea, summed up in the title.

BTW, I thought that Annette Bening was very brave to portray a character I found to be not particularly likable.
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