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scottyrocks

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We went to see The Wolf of Wall Street the other day. Three hours long. Did it need to be three hours? No. Was it funny in some instances? Yes. Would I recommend it? Yes, but not whole-heartedly.

What I found interesting is that in theaters these days, the audience mostly sits there and nothing occurs. During this movie, in more than a few parts, people were reacting with all types of different sounds and words, and all appropriate to the dramatic and/or funny scene on screen. To me, that shows audience involvement, which is a rarity these days, in my experience.
 

Worf

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We went to see The Wolf of Wall Street the other day. Three hours long. Did it need to be three hours? No. Was it funny in some instances? Yes. Would I recommend it? Yes, but not whole-heartedly.

What I found interesting is that in theaters these days, the audience mostly sits there and nothing occurs. During this movie, in more than a few parts, people were reacting with all types of different sounds and words, and all appropriate to the dramatic and/or funny scene on screen. To me, that shows audience involvement, which is a rarity these days, in my experience.

NOT on my side of town. When I was a kid and even now sometimes... certain audiences are FAR more "participatory" than others.... for good or for ill. An intervening audience can be more entertaining than the movie but also distract to the point where you miss dialogue and there's NO re=wind. I judge a film sometimes and I repeat sometimes by the applause at the end. I find that rarer than audience participation these days.

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NOT on my side of town. When I was a kid and even now sometimes... certain audiences are FAR more "participatory" than others.... for good or for ill. An intervening audience can be more entertaining than the movie but also distract to the point where you miss dialogue and there's NO re=wind. I judge a film sometimes and I repeat sometimes by the applause at the end. I find that rarer than audience participation these days.

Worf

I think I might live on that same side of town.;)
If I want to see a movie in peace I try to hit the 10:00 a.m. Sunday matinee

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Red Diabla

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I finally saw Seven Psychopaths last night. A very Hollywood movie, so I wasn't surprised that it wasn't more popular with non-Hollywood people. But I enjoyed it for its take on Hollywood film-making, and the casting was great.

RD
 

Doctor Strange

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The new Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis.

I'm a big fan of the Coens, but not an uncritical one. I love most of their films, but a couple leave me cold.

The film is - as you'd expect - very, very well done, but don't go expecting a laugh riot. The story is dour and downbeat, with just an occasional chuckle. But it's worth it: the musical performances are spellbinding, the acting is great, and the production design/costuming/sets/cinematography capture the folk music environs of 1961 amazingly well. But this is not a Coen flick that's going to have a huge following. Its protagonist is a self-defeating jerk (more Barton Fink than Marge Gunderson), and after a while it's awfully hard to sympathize with him.

I expected to love it... but I was only impressed.
 

Smithy

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Crouching Hedgehog Hidden Toothpick or whatever it was called. Alright but all the flying around business got on my wick.
 

cchgn

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I'm a traditional holiday movie addict. I have been trying to catch them on TV, I actually ordered( this year) and have on DVD: The Homecoming: the Walton's ; The Bishop's Wife; Holiday Inn; Christmas in Connecticut; White Christmas; It's a wonderful Life; Scrooge( definitely George C. Scott); Polar Express; The Santa Clause.

I saw a old short on TMC about 3 cowboys who brought toys to a little motel out in the middle of the desert. The owner installed a big star on a tower and was very cynical. Guests are complaining and urguing. A vagabond shows up and things get interesting. A young couple shows up, Jose and Mary, who's pregnant. They have no more rooms, but put them up in the shed. The baby comes and everyone, who'd been at each others throats, suddenly works together on the delivery and the owner finally realizes and has a change of heart. So good.
 

Doctor Damage

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Doctor Strange said:
I'm a big fan of the Coens, but not an uncritical one. I love most of their films, but a couple leave me cold.
That's my position too... but when they produce a winner (i.e. Lebowski) they show genius.

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Computer's power supply seems to be ready to melt down, so instead I sat down and watched "12 Monkeys", which is always a favourite. I haven't watched it in about 15 years and it's more pessimistic than I remember it being, and unlike when I first saw it, this time I could see no possible happy ending. I also watched "The Philadephia Experiment" which is a pile of schlock but highly entertaining!
 
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