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141. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting lovelee

I just watched ELF. I really didnt want to watch it but my sister forced me too. But seriously it was a great movie.

I agree completely lovelee!! (I laughed so hard I cried when he burped) Don't watch it expecting great acting or even a great story...but for pure entertainment/laughs...it is a great movie!

142. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

I just watched 'Interpreter' by Sean Penn and Nichole Kidman - my favourite one;) TP members, a nice one

143. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Watched "Hotel Rwanda" last night. Excellent movie. Has anyone else seen it?

144. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Hotel Rwanda. Yes, i do. What a great film it is!

145. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Watched the "director's cut" of "Donnie Darko" last night. I can see why many people really liked it, however, I didn't really like it that much. I guess I like movies that are more based in reality, and therefore easier for me to relate to. I'm a little surprised that it's as highly ranked as it is. In a way, the movie seemed rather pointless to me.

146. Posted by SkacoreUK (Full Member 56 posts) 11y

Gotta say that I thought Donnie Darko was an increadable film, with an awsome story. One of the only films where I FELT the mental disfunctions, and the actor (can't remember his name), I thought, was amazing.
But waddoo I know, I like Being John Malkovich

147. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

I did think Donnie Darko was very well done, it was a pretty complex story to tell, and I agree the male actor was excellent. But I also didn't like "Being John Malkovich," which seems to be of a similar genre. I thought Donnie Darko was better than Being John M. Oh well, back to reality based movies for me.

148. Posted by abcdf (Full Member 557 posts) 11y

Quoting Travel100

I thought Donnie Darko was better than Being John M. Oh well, back to reality based movies for me.

Have you seen adaptations. It is a story about the writer who is wrote Being John M and is about his life as he is writing a new novel. Or something like that. It was really really good. Not what I thought it would be.

Lis

149. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting Travel100

I thought Donnie Darko was better than Being John M. Oh well, back to reality based movies for me.

I wonder if movie-goers can be classified into two (very loose) categories: those who like reality-based movies, and those who prefer more "symbollic" movies?

Personally, I find movies with a straight story (a la Titanic, Cinderella Man, etc.) a bit dull. It's like being spoon fed a script and asked to shut your mind off for two hours. But some people seem to enjoy the get-away-from-it-all feel of watching the story unfold and move along.

I prefer stuff that gets my mind jumping around and trying to tie stuff together. Like - what did all those pigeons mean in Ghost Dog? And why did John Malkovitch's brain dump you out on the New Jersey highway? There are times I leave the theatre more tired and spent than when I went in...

150. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

I wonder if movie-goers can be classified into two (very loose) categories: those who like reality-based movies, and those who prefer more "symbollic" movies?

I think so. I do like movies that make me think, but again only when it's reality based, like a suspense movie, or crime "who done it," etc.. Something that could be true is easier for me to empathize with and thus I don't dismiss it as not possible. Donnie Darko did make me think, especially at the end.

I also don't like fantasy like "lord of the rings" or science fiction (with the exception of star wars).

I like trying to follow or figure out a "hitchock" or similar movie, but again when it's beyond the realm of reality I tend to lose interest and get bored.

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