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Movies

  • Film can be a great work of art, and leave room for endless intepretation and insights, or it can be purely for entertainment. I appreciate both.
  • Some notes on Film Appreciation from a class I took in undergrad. Perhaps the best class at UNO of all time!

Critiques

  • Inception - dreams w/in dreams, trying to unlock (extract) and insert new ideas
  • P.S. I Love You - sad film about an amazing Irish guy who dies and gives his wife letters to get over him
  • V is for Vendetta - (April 2006) The Wachowski Brothers at it again in artful scifi political statement of our times
  • Munich - (2006) The 1960 Munich Olympics hostage taking and terrorism contiues to affect the world today
  • March of the Penguins - (August 2005) National geographic tells the intimate story of emperor penguin life in Antarctica
  • The Village - (2003) The perfect village of relative peace and happiness, controlled by fear and secrets of the unknown.
  • Tao of Steve - (2000) The guy that gets all the girls.
  • zeitgeist - 2006/2007, Christianity, Mythology, 9/11 and the Fed Reserve

Films to See

  • Seeking a friend for the end of the world (2012) Steve Carrell, Keira Knightly
  • Anna Karenina (2012) - Keira Knightly
  • Cloud Atlas (2012) - ?? Tom Hanks
  • Bang Bang Club (2011) - Photographers in Africa, apartheid
  • The Artist (2011) - b/w film
  • Edge of Love (2008) - WWII love film with Keira Knightley
  • Good - rise of socialism in Germany
  • The Fountain (2006) - 3 stories, eternal love/life
  • JFK
  • City of God (2002)
  • brokeback mountain
  • revolutionary road
  • Goldfinger - James Bond, includes BWI/Friendship airport?
  • The Pianist
  • Natural Born Killers
  • Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
  • transporter 2, transporter 3
  • lords of war
  • Bed Time Stories - with Keri Russell
  • Forgetting Sara Marshall - with Mila Kunis
  • After Sex - with Mila Kunis, good insight into reasons for abstinence?
  • SAFE - Jason Statham
  • Casa de mi Padre - Will Ferrell
  • Young Adult - Charlize Theron
  • American Reunion - American Pie
  • Goon - Sean William Scott
  • Wanderlust - Jennifer Anniston
  • Blue Valentine - Ryan Gosling
  • My Week with Marilyn
  • Edge of Darkness - Mel Gibson
  • Bad Teacher
  • Last Night - Kiera Knightly and cheating
  • Fighting with Channing Tatum
  • Will Ferrell - Old School, Taladega Nights, Anchorman, Everything must go
  • Edge of Darkness
  • mad hot ballroom
  • elizabethstown
  • metropolis - potsdam.de
  • ectasy - hady lamarr, sampson & delilha
  • American grafiti
  • the sea inside
  • A Walk to Remember
  • the jacket
  • shakespeare - the merchant of venice (amc)
  • the wedding date
  • Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion
  • where the heart is
  • king arthur
  • North by Northwest - Carry Grant (rec: Gabe Sjoberg)
  • Desert fox
  • Bunker
  • Bachelor party
  • Saints and soldiers
  • Gods and Generals
  • The Longest Day, The Green Berets
  • The Grifters - Anette Benning (with John Cusac NPR interview)
  • The Corporation - movie
  • Stepford wives
  • 500 days of summer
  • It’s kind of a funny story
  • Pretty Baby - photographer and Brooke Shields

Seen List

  • The Notebook - Ryan Gosling
  • Paris Je T’aime - seen?
  • Quantum of Solace - latest Bond film, with Olga Kurylenko from Max Payne
  • marley and me
  • evan almighty? - jim carey and morgan freeman, funny good
  • Role Model - comedy about guys
  • there will be blood - great western film action film
  • Buy: Bourne Trilogy - Christmas gift!!! =)
  • 300 - Awesome action film!
  • Inglorious Basterds - great action!
  • Valkyrie - Tom Cruise and plot against Hitler amazon tough true story!
  • Max Payne - Max Payne, good, like the video game! awesome photography
  • Tropic Thunder - ok, kinda funny. =) 3.5/5
  • Wanted - AWESOME plot and sound, intense, a great action film!! Jolie
  • Bella - great simple film about people, tough decisions, and choosing the best in life
  • the Notebook ? w/ melissa?
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (great classic, fighting dirty politicians)
  • The Last Samuri - actually good film! Tom Cruise chooses the samurai way of life over us military
  • 50 First Dates (funny of course, w/ a message -Sandler)
  • pride and prejudice 2005 (good, saw for free at NPS, beautiful more hollywood-ish, shorter)
  • the 40yo virgin (crude, but funny)
  • the wedding crashers (Hilarious!)
  • oceans 13<del> - great, like all of the Oceans! * <del>munich (Good!)
  • casanova
  • the Village (shamalan, lots to say)
  • hitch (awesome, funny, good date flick)
  • Atonement - great story, Kiera Knightly
  • Lawrence of Arabia< - Epic long film, kind of boring but insightful
  • garden state - old, cute and cheesy
  • closer - interesting, “if you believe in love at first sight, you never stop looking”
  • memoirs of a geisha - fascinating and beautifully done
  • run lola run - trippy, but good for practicing German
  • Something Borrowed - good ‘true love’ story, good
  • fistfull of dollars - classic clint eastwood, hulu
  • Wall-E - robot in the future
    • cute animation about the future, the need to protect our world, tendencies toward laziness/sloth
  • Zohan - in the light of Tropic Thunder, Sandler plays an Israeli Rambo with Austin Powers mojo
  • slumdog millionaire
  • The Hurricane - 2000, great film. “Hate put me in prison. Love’s gonna bust me out!”
  • gran turino - great flick, character and grit, honor and humblness, cross cultural comms
 
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