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Old 04-01-2007, 12:20 AM   #46
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What about the John Lennon references?

Clive Owen's character had a picture of him in his apartment and I thought Michael Caine's character resembled him quite a bit.

Completely! Man-hug

I actually mentioned that in the earlier review thread, but nobody seemed to bite...until now.




*orange-level spoiler alert*

It was a clear reference in my mind: the Lennon glasses, Caine's mannerisms, and just the way he was throwing around little bits of learned wisdom to Clive--including one great bit where he mentions how Lennon and McCartney's relationship is symbolic of life itself--a mix of fate and destiny...and how powerful it is, that despite their obvious differences, the music united them. I liked that a lot. There's also a cover of Tomorrow Never Knows playing at one point in the background.


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There's a little blurb in Entertainment Weekly in the CoM DVD review where Michael Caine admits Lennon was a definitely frame of reference for the character.
Clearly, he's been reading the reviews at Interference

Speaking of reviews, I'm actually glad I passed on Blades of Glory today after reading the comments here. There was a mysterious force at breakfast telling me, "No, wait for Interference to guide you on this one." I think it was coming from the toaster.
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Old 04-01-2007, 12:44 AM   #47
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I went to see The Namesake tonight, and I really loved it. It was different in some key ways than the book, but I think it's a beautiful film, and it was well worth the hour I had to drive to see it (and it gave me an excuse to go have real sushi ). I'm not sure if it would appeal to everyone, but I was a fan of the book, and when I heard Jhumpa Lahiri speak last year, she was very enthusiastic about the movie, so I was looking forward to seeing the adaptation.

For those who haven't read the book, it's a quiet but very well-developed family drama. It chronicles the experience of Indian immigrants and their American-born children, but there's something very universal about it, too. I give it an 8.5/10.

Children of Men arrived from Netflix yesterday, so I have that to look forward to tomorrow.
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Blood diamond 7/10. DiCaprio was good, but he was way better in Departed. The male support role - Djimon .... - steals the movie from everyone else. Anything past the character's death and the escape could easily be cut off.
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I, personally, loved the ending
it was a very cliche kind of thing
the symbolism
of somebody passing away and someone being born , but it worked and felt anything but cheesy and forced. it was dark, depressing, and frightening but with a slight brush of hope enough to make the movie a pretty accurate representation of human life externally and internally. In all it's grittiness , Children of Men is one of the overall best film which surpassed my wildest expectations and had more to offer than I could have ever hoped. Every single aspect of the movie was flawless, symbolic and about as perfect as a movie gets. One of my most memorable movie theatre experiences, right up there with the New World, Sin City, & Lost in Translation along others.
See and I didn't get what all the Lost in Translation hype was all about.

I guess I'm in the minority here for Children of Men.

BonoIsMyMuse, please let us know what you think of it.

LemonMacphisto, the whole John Lennon reference thing is very interesting, and now that you say it, I can totally see it.
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LemonMacphisto, the whole John Lennon reference thing is very interesting, and now that you say it, I can totally see it.
One more thing: Lennon's "Bring On The Lucie (Freeda People)" plays as the credits roll at the end. I think the reference is pretty official now
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RV at the most a 5/10, maybe even a 3 or 4 and as much as I love Robin Williams this shoud have been alot better. I guess I just had to vent about this movie.
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Children Of Men , glad to see that someone else is a King Crimson fan
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saw two movies this weekend..

Meet the Robinsons 3D- Cute movie.. my 9yr old liked it

Blades of Glory- loved it.. hilarious.. Will Ferrell is just too much.. some of the scenes.. laughing so hard I had tears running down my cheeks..
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Reign Over Me. 8 out of 10.

I saw this movie yesterday. It stars Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle. I really liked this movie. Some parts were sad. Adam Sandler's character is seriously frustrating in this but he did a good job. I love Don Cheadle.
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I just got done watching Children of Men. I found it scary as hell because it all seemed so plausible. The ending made sense to me--there couldn't possibly be any more certainty in a world as far gone asthe one depicted in the movie, but tomorrow still comes.

It took me awhile to get into it, and I was a little confused in a few places, but never so much that I needed to rewind. I definitely see John Lennon in Michael Caine's character, and would have even if I hadn't read about it here first I wouldn't necessarily say I liked the movie, because this doesn't seem like the kind of movie it's possible to "like" in the sense of it being entertaining, but I think it's a very necessary movie.

I'm not sure I'm ready to rate it yet, but I'd say at least an 8/10.
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The Lookout

It stars the kid from 3rd Rock

he was in that movie Brick,
that most people did not like, but I did.

Well, The Lookout will be much more popular than Brick


there has been some comparison to Memento, forget about that

Jeff Daniels does great supporting work

7.5/ 10
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Blades of Glory

7/ 10

I don't expect much from these types of movies

it was pretty funny, but not as good as Talladega Nights
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I just watched Match Point, and am rather ambivalent about it at the moment. It affords some clever twists, but also involves a great deal of improbable decisions and contrived dialogue. On the other hand, Scarlett Johansson= She is just about as intoxicating an on-screen presence as I have ever seen.

5/10
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8/10

It was getting to be a bit long in the tooth near the end of the film, but all in all it was action filled and quite good.
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8 / 10.

Real good, a little short on substance at times, but overall, well worth watching. Surprisingly, I have no desire to see it a second time.
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