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Old 01-18-2007, 12:48 AM   #106
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I love the word "assclown," but the thought of a whole parade of them is even more awesome.
Sadly, I have a way with curse words and negative sentences in general. Would that I had some skill with words beyond that, but, I simply do not.

A parade of assclowns is a funny thought, though, if I may say so.
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Old 01-20-2007, 06:03 PM   #107
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I saw it last night, I thought it was good, but I wish some part of the story were more developed.

I also don't think Juliane Moore should've been considered one of the stars of the movie when she's killed off so early on. I think Michael Caine should've been placed ahead of her; he had a bigger role.

As for "The Queen" that was one of the better films I saw last year. I really hope Helen Mirren wins the Oscar for that movie.
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I think most of the complaints I've heard about the film center around not developing certain plot lines, enough....and it's hard to debate that. For me, it didn't detract too much from my enjoyment of the film, but I do recognize the validity of the point. Agreed on Moore/Caine.

Mirren will win.
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I went to see "The Departed" today, and it had a preview for "Children of Men." I was baffled by the preview - you'd think you were going to see something at least a little uplifting, if the music and narration were anything to go by.

Whoever chose the music for that trailer should be fired.
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I saw the trailer many months ago, and so I do not remember it that well....my mind was made up to see the film long before seeing the trailer, though. What music was played?

And, did you like the Departed!?!?!? If we can gush (myself included) about The Queen in this thread then we can give some love to Scorcese.
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I don't know what the music was in the trailer - I didn't recognize it as being from the film itself, but that's pretty common to use other music in a trailer. It just sounded like it was implying it would be a rather uplifting story. Violent, but with more hope than I actually thought was in the movie itself.

I loved The Departed! It was pretty damned bloody, but I was very engaged in the film. Great performances.
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Glad you liked the Departed. The scene towards the end, by the elevator, wow...I actually said out loud "Damn!" at some point during that scene.

Yeah, Children of Men aint exactly uplifting. I said aint.
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There was some laughter at the elevator scene near the end, just because it was just too much at that point. I found myself feeling the same way. A little bit of "oh come on!" and a little desensitized.

It was almost ridiculous. It was the one part of the movie I didn't like.
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I think my "damn" was shorthand for "jesus christ that's a little over the top, but, still..." I cannot say I did not like it, but, was not necessarily my favorite scene. Violence and many Scorcese films go hand in hand. Hope he gets an Oscar, finally.
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Yeah, I'm gunning for him for his long-deserved Oscar. If he wins this year, I'll be relieved. Better this one than his past two films. The Departed is better than both The Aviator or Gangs of New York, both of which also garnered him Oscar noms.
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I agree that it's better than both, but I liked both of those, too, esepcailly Gangs. I wish he could make a Gangs Director's cut.....apparently, Miramax really fucked with the film, changed a lot of things, made him add some voiceover stuff where he did not want it, etc. There will never be a Director's cut, but it would be cool to see what he really had in mind....and, Daniel Day Lewis' performance in that film blows me away.

Good luck Scorcese, win one and you'll now be tied with Three Six mafia for Oscars won, much to Jon Stewart's delight!
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Say this film again last night. And believe me. It's even better a second time around...I cought soooo many little details I never noticed the first time around, including more of the amazing soundtrack.
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Hoppipolla by Sigur Ros

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In the trailer?
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Yes, in the trailer.
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