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Old 03-22-2009, 03:37 PM   #91
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Well I think they're certainly comparable, they're about extended crime organizations in poor areas, and both go for a certain amount of realism.

And while Lance is right that City of God had more traditional plotting, but to me it just works better as art. I don't think the stylization comes off as poverty porn (which was a criticism leveled at Slumdog Millionaire), but it allows the film to transcend the subject matter, whereas Gomorra comes off more as just a document. An interesting one, but it just didn't stick with me as much.
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To be fair, it's been a while since I've seen City of God, and I'm still coming off the high of seeing a great theatrical film in March, so who knows.
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I saw this a while ago during awards season, so maybe that's why I wasn't so impressed.
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Did anyone see Hunger? I've been waiting for that one to come here for a while now. Will get to see it in 2 weeks.
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Yes. It was hardcore.

The real unsung, underseen gems from last year are Fatih Akin's The Edge of Heaven (same guy that did Head On), and The Secret of the Grain. Fucking phenomenal films, and I don't even know if they got decent arthouse releases. I found both online.
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Last three I got

My Best Friend’s Girl – Jason is a waste of time in this, again Kate Hudson is gorgeous but why does she play so many similar roles, and Dane Cook is so hot in this I almost exploded with excitement at the scene he cries at movie and wears like a combat top and a cap – omg Im such a sucker for cap-wearers! WOW! So on the whole – 6 outta 10, 6 mainly cause Dane was good in this.


Turn It Up – yep, Centre Stage 2 and not, I repeat NOT as good as the first. She looks hot thou, reminds me of Sofia. He is cute – all in all 8 outta 10 only because I love watching the dance!


The Women = 2 outta 10.
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Turn It Up – yep, Centre Stage 2 and not, I repeat NOT as good as the first.
I watched that when it was on the Lifetime channel.

The original Center Stage is one my very guiltiest pleasures - whenever I stumble across it on cable, I have to stop and watch it.
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The real unsung, underseen gems from last year are Fatih Akin's The Edge of Heaven (same guy that did Head On), and The Secret of the Grain. Fucking phenomenal films, and I don't even know if they got decent arthouse releases. I found both online.
I wish I had seen both of these last year. But like you said, I don't think either of them came through here, at least not for more than a week if they did.
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I watched that when it was on the Lifetime channel.

The original Center Stage is one my very guiltiest pleasures - whenever I stumble across it on cable, I have to stop and watch it.
oh yes Cori, I love that one, omg I love the end section - the dance section, him and her on the bed!
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I know! That whole dance is awesome. It was the first place I'd ever heard that Jamiroquai song. And now stupid Napoleon Dynamite gets all the credit for having a big dance sequence set to the song. Whatevs, it was totally Center Stage.
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never saw Napoleon, and not interested.


But thank you, a girl who agrees the whole last dance segment is WhoopieFantastic!



oh yes, that dress, the dance, wow, just WOW!

of course, what do you think of Save the Last Dance..?
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Michael Clayton

8/10

Tom Wilkinson was great in that movie.
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Coraline

9/10

You must see this movie in 3D. Incredible effects and imagination.
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Synecdoche will be here via the US Postal Service tomorry.
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of course, what do you think of Save the Last Dance..?
I saw it, but don't remember anything about it except that Julia Stiles was in it. So that probably sums up what I thought of it.
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