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Old 02-22-2008, 03:56 PM   #226
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So, The Godfather Part III...

The basic plot of the redemption/death of Michael Corleone was handled pretty well, especially the scene where he confesses his sins. Another stand-out scene was the Atlantic City shoot-out - rivaling Sonny's death in I as my favorite shoot-out in the series. But, there's a one but, the rest of the film falls flat. I really despised Andy Garcia (who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor that year), Talia Shire, and Diane Keaton in this; one's completely retarded, and the other two sit and complain the entire fucking time. Sofia Coppola wasn't terrible, but the combo of her and Garcia as shacking cousins didn't work - it would've with stronger performances, but it was dull and uninteresting. Oh, and no Robert Duvall just because he wanted some money? Fuck that shit. Tom's the man. I also didn't like the near 10-minute re-showing of scenes from the first two films - even if it's supposed to be Michael's recollection... we know what happened already. What's the point?

It didn't disappoint me much because I knew it couldn't live up to the other two - it was good, but too flawed to be great.
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Comedies?

1. The Big Lebowski
2. Young Frankenstein
3. Arthur
4. Christmas Vacation
5. The 40 Year Old Virgin

Again, not the best films, but they make me laugh the most.
No Raising Arizona?
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I crack up everytime 40 Year Old Virgin is on
Steve Carell was on Oprah on Monday for the Dr. Seuss movie (with Jim Carey & Carol Burnett), and they showed a g-rated version of the scene where Carell's chest gets waxed. He didn't expect that much pain he said. And yes, it was real, and the main point was to get the reaction of the friends that accompanied him to the salon (for lack of a better word).
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I saw Hot Rod tonight. I thought it was one of the funnier movies I've seen recently.
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Friday Night Lights

7/10

I liked this more than I was expecting. Being a fan of the show, I figured I'd check out the source material (although not quite the original - I have no desire to read the book).

I was surprised at how closely at least the beginning of the TV show echoed the movie: the star who gets injured, the player struggling with caring for an ill family member ... heck, then you have Connie Britton playing the coach's wife on TV and on film, and even the guy playing Buddy Garrity on the TV show has a role in the movie - ha!

Some of the set up scenic shots and the music reminded me of the TV show as well. This was not a bad thing.
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La Vie En Rose

8/10

Well. I haven't seen Away From Her, but if Marion Cotillard doesn't win Best Actress Sunday night, I'm going to be very disappointed.

This should also win best makeup, I think. That was quite the transformation they did on her to be Edith Piaf in "old" age (old as in what - 44 when she died, was it? She looked 80.).

Parts of the movie had me feeling like I wasn't all that sympathetic towards Edith. A sad life to be sure, but sometimes my reaction was "yeah, who hasn't had a hard life? get over it." But the more the movie went on, the more I felt sorrow for her.

Maybe I can chalk it up to the performance. I didn't have any knowledge of Edit Piaf going in, other than she was a French cabaret singer and that she sang "La Vie En Rose."

Anyway. It's late, and I'm rambling. Off to bed!
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Get some sleep, sport.
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Alimony, mo' problems?
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You must still be stuck in Florida or something, that's my guess.
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Stuck inside of Tampa with the L.A. blues again.

Yes.
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Fucking Tampa. When do you go back to Los Angeles? (I miss LA a little bit, shhhh)
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Back for 10 days next weekend. I can't wait. I checked the calendar at my favorite revival theatre and I'm going to be able to see a double feature of The Parallax View and Klute (70's thriller night).

Plus they'll have a bunch of current shit that I'm unable to see in this armpit of the country.
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Not to mention you'll see your real life friends, yes?

I saw the Parallax View. Bravo to the end of that movie.
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Yeah, I can't forget to give Zooey a call while I'm back.
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