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Been catching up on old films these days thanks to netflix. I really should not have gone this long before seeing Ed Wood.
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I watched Police Academy this morning.
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I still have yet to see that movie the whole way through, and I've been wanting to see that movie for at least five years. I may need to do a Johnny Depp movie night one of these days.

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Depp's amazing. Not that his movies are, necessarily, but he always is. He really makes me want to watch Pirates of the Caribbean, even though I'm sure it's otherwise terrible.

Watched Blue tonight. Still digesting that.
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He's good in pretty much any role he takes. Especialy in Pirates, even though I found the movie as a whole to be rather dull and boring.
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He really gets into the roles that he plays, like George Clooney is still George Clooney playing whoever but Depp is whoever he plays.

Pirates isn't bad. It actually has a plot and such which really surprised me since they based it on an amusement park ride. I was thining it would be worse then video games conversion games, those at least have some plot to them. Well, Doom didn't, but Doom was about tearing through demons with a shotgun. While entertaining, it's not the stuff of movies.

Besides it's a pirate movie. How often do you see pirate movies?

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It was too long. A movie that long should be interesting.
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Both Pirates of the Caribbean movies were tons of fun with great visual designs. I likes 'em!

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That's all the confirmation I need.

That's interesting what you say about George Clooney (who I'm beginning to respect as a director), because I've heard someone say that Johnny Depp is always playing himself. Looking at the wide range of roles he takes up, that is one amazing compliment.

Ed Wood is about perfect. The film quality, the performances, goddamn did I want to run out and see Bride of the Monster right after viewing it. I hope everything portrayed in that movie is absolutely true, and if it's not, I hope never to learn how it really happened.

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If Johnny Depp is playing himself in every movie, he must be the most intersting person in the universe.
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Probably true anyway, but word up.
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yeahduff wrote:That's interesting what you say about George Clooney (who I'm beginning to respect as a director), because I've heard someone say that Johnny Depp is always playing himself. Looking at the wide range of roles he takes up, that is one amazing compliment.

I hope everything portrayed in that movie is absolutely true, and if it's not, I hope never to learn how it really happened.
I haven't seen anything George Clooney has directed yet, so I can't really comment on that. That is a big compliment for Depp. He just naturally becomes the characters he plays, with Clooney the characters become George Clooney.

I wouldn't doubt it. Ed Wood in real life was pretty off the wall, and Plan 9 is just a train wreck. :)

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George Clooney is responsible for Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Good Night and Good Luck, both of which I recommend. Good Nigh is slow and quiet, just to warn you, but it's still great.

Rewatched Red last night. It got me interested in telling stories again. Very surprised to learn how much that film shaped my brain so many years ago.
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You would think that New Order would make for an inappropriate soundtrack for a biopic about an 18th century French queen. You'd be wrong.
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You saw that?

I've heard it's really bad, and not in a campy bad way.

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I wouldn't say that the movie was bad. I'd say that I prefer Lost in Translation. But that doesn't make it bad. I certainly can't think of any particular problems I had with the sound design, anyway.

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Yeah, I really enjoyed it. Lost In Translation was stronger, but this is excellent filmmaking right here. Definitely girly, but I never found that to be such a bad thing. What did your people find bad about it?
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There was far too much focus on lambs and birds for my taste.
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yeahduff wrote:What did your people find bad about it?
Mainly, that's not a whole lot of substance. They just felt it to be shallow.

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OK, I can see that. It wasn't a strong narrative or anything, but it was an amazing exercise in style, and I think it drew strong paralells between the queen's life and teenagers in modern America. I actually laughed a lot whole watching it.

Pan's Labyrinth, on the other hand....
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