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Old 01-15-2007, 11:09 AM   #91
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i felt the same way.

great filmmaking, but not quite a great film.

all the pieces were there, but there was so much left unexplained and underdeveloped and plot points dropped that it left me more puzzled than anything else.
I agree. I'm not quite getting all the talk about this being a classic. I thought it was just another entertaining film, and a very good one at that.
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i've seen three well-reviewed movies since last Thursday -- The Queen, Little Children, and Children of Men -- and while all had very strong points and moments of greatness, i can't say that any of them were truly great films.

i think the two best films i've seen this year remain "little miss sunshine" and, now, "the queen" (the best of the three). also, "the departed."

i'm a little bit disappointed with the movies this year. last year was much stronger, imho, even in the acting where you had three superlative lead performances (philip seymore hoffman, joaquin phoenix, and especially heath ledger and i'm not saying that just because i'm a gay).

here's hoping "pan's labrynth" and "notes on a scandal" and even "dreamgirls" can knock my socks off.

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Old 01-15-2007, 12:36 PM   #93
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i've seen three well-reviewed movies since last Thursday -- The Queen, Little Children, and Children of Men -- and while all had very strong points and moments of greatness, i can't say that any of them were truly great films.

i think the two best films i've seen this year remain "little miss sunshine" and, now, "the queen" (the best of the three). also, "the departed."
"The Queen" was my favorite movie of the year.
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i saw it last night, i really liked it. maybe not quite amazing like i was expecting based on some reviews i read, but very good nonetheless.
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Still my favorite film of the year, despite some of the flaws. I also saw The Departed and Little Miss Sunshine and The Queen....The Queen probably has my favorite acting performance of the year, hands down, for Helen Mirren. Loved The Departed and Little Miss Sunshine, but, none of these films had me saying "wow" after the film like Children of Men did. Sometimes the power of a film, for me, transcends its flaws. I am not sure if it is a classic or not...time usually sorts out the classics from the rest....but, for me, best theater experience I've had in a while.
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"The Queen" was my favorite movie of the year.
i think mirren is one of our great actresses

however "the queen" is way over rated

i think mirren did better work in "Elizabeth 1" 4 hours on hbo


also, some early "prime suspects" are much better work than "the queen"
i think there may be a "diana" factor in all of this

I do expect her to clean up in awards
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here's hoping "pan's labrynth" and "notes on a scandal" and even "dreamgirls" can knock my socks off.

I think you will enjoy all of these

dench (notes) out does mirren (the queen) imo

pan's is the same director as "devil's backbone"

and "dreamgirls" is very entertaining


i wonder if some are expecting too much from "children of men"?
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You never said you wanted to see it!!

Just razzin ya!!
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i think mirren is one of our great actresses

however "the queen" is way over rated

i think mirren did better work in "Elizabeth 1" 4 hours on hbo


also, some early "prime suspects" are much better work than "the queen"
i think there may be a "diana" factor in all of this

I do expect her to clean up in awards
I was indeed knocked out by Helen Mirren in the HBO movie "Elizabeth 1" and she is one of my favorite actors. But I thought she was brilliant in "The Queen." It's not easy to communicate so much, so clearly, with just the subtlest of expressions. The way she conveyed the Queen's internal struggle was just perfect. The screenplay was smart, the supporting cast was great (the actor who played Tony Blair was wonderful as was his wife), I loved the direction, the pace of it, everything. When I say it was my favorite film of the year, I mean that for me it was a completely satisfying film experience without the usual exciting plotline and visual stimulation. I'm also a big Stephen Frears fan in general. So I don't think it was overrated at all. It just isn't everyone's taste.
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I heard 2 people at work today complaining about how boring "The Queen" was. Geez. Really disappointing. It's like, for some people, if something does not get blown up in the first 15 minutes they deem it to be a waste of time. I like action flicks, but, would rather see a nuanced performance like Mirren's in "The Queen".
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Aw, they were just bummed they didn't get to see Diana bite it in the car crash.
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Aw, they were just bummed they didn't get to see Diana bite it in the car crash.
You see right to the soul of these people. But that's what you get when you work in the entertainment business in LA, not sure what I was expecting. They probably are looking to see if they can greenlight "The Queen 2 - Diana lives".
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Diana lives, is 500 feet tall, and stomps through Paris in pursuit of the paparazzi who may or may not have caused her car crash!

I just wonder what they were expecting. It's called "The Queen." Were they expecting to see QEII leading a car chase through London? Or screaming, "NO MORE WIRE HANGERS EVAHHHHHH!!!!!!!"
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I think they were hoping for more CGI in the film, maybe for Elizabeth to transform into a robot.

I work with some good people, but I also work with a parade of assclowns.
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I work with some good people, but I also work with a parade of assclowns.


I love the word "assclown," but the thought of a whole parade of them is even more awesome.
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