Discussion in 'The STAGE48 Lobby' started by CDevil, Jul 6, 2007.
Ant-man. I really liked. It's both thrilling and funny. 9/10
The incredibles 2. I expected a worse film, but I liked it. 8.5/10
The spy who dumped me. I really expected something worse but, despite the always irking Miss McKinnon, I enjoyed that crazy mix of james bond and comedy. 7.5/10
Crazy Rich Asians. Even with some of its flaws, it's just a really good heart-warming love story with a great cast (finally another movie with a mostly Asian cast making it to the big screen!), beautiful sets, and great music. 9/10
Shepherds and Butchers starring Steve Coogan, an English actor better known for comedies.
Courtroom murder trial in South Africa during apartheid. Also challenges the viewer to consider the ethics of the death penalty. 7/10. Great drama, too heavy for a re-watch.
ooh and I saw Momma Mia 2. That was fun. Lily James stole the show and Cher has less wrinkles than amanda seyfied. lol. 8/10 because I would watch it again.
The house with a clock in its walls. The idea is good, and the atmosphere is good, but Eli Roth doesn't seem the right choice, Lewis' character is absolutelly irking, the are some loose ends (WTF was the 8-Ball?) and things like the spell Lewis casts at the end would be embarrassing even for a Disney film. 6/10
No need for quantitative rating, FOR ME THIS IS THE BEST MOVIE EVER!
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. It's true that it's got many things of Narmia, Alice in Wonderland and other fantasy films, but I really enjoyed it. It's visually delightful and the plot is fresh enough for me, with a good balance between 'the Disney spirit' and thrill. 9/10
Four films worth checking out...
Nobody Knows (2004) <Dare mo Shiranai>
Based on a true story. About a single mother who abandons her four children in a Tokyo apartment, and how the children attempt to survive on their own. The movie is somewhat depressing, but really interesting. Among the featured actors are YOU, who was the narrator of Kitahara Rie's stint on Terrace House, Endo Kenichi, who you will recognize if you see, and a young Yagira Yuya, who went on to be in Mare, Gintama I and II, as well as Nobunaga Concerto. This one is by far my favorite of the four I am listing here.
Like Father, Like Son (2013) <Soshite Chichi ni Naru>
Story about two children who were switched at birth, and what happens when the parents find out about it. It's a tough watch, mainly because the main protagonist isn't entirely likable. But what would you do if it happened to you? Features an all-star cast, including Kiki Kirin, who just recently passed away. (Wife of Uchida Yuya, who did that duet with Sasshi a few years back)
Tokyo Sonata (2008)
A father loses his job, and he goes through great lengths to hide it from his family while dealing with various family crisis'. Features Koizumi Kyoko, who you might remember as the mom in Amachan. Kinda slow, but interesting.
The Professor's Beloved Equation (2006) <Hakase no Ai Shita Suushiki>
Interesting story about a housekeeper who takes care of an eccentric old math professor, who after an accident when he was younger can no longer remember anything for longer than 80 minutes. She and her son form an interesting bond with the man, and a system to help him recall things he can't remember. Touching film.
The Lives of Others is one of my favourite films, definitely worth watching! To properly understand it one might need some understanding about the cold war and two Germanys but still, a must watch!
1. Marrowbone. 8/10. It's thriller theme.
The plot twist is great.
2. Nobody's know (dare mo shiranai) 7.9/10
I love it.
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
This movie centers around the story of Mishima Yukio, actor, novelist and noted nationalist who attempted a military coup of the Japan Self-Defense force in 1970, and ended up committing suicide after his plan failed. (Google search "The Mishima Incident" for more info) The film features dramatizations of three of his famous novels, intertwined with the story of his life and the fateful day of his death. Despite this being a completely Japanese language film, it was directed by Paul Schrader, and produced by Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas. This is an amazing movie. I highly recommend. (And interestingly, it has never been officially screened in Japan.)
Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
I am guessing a lot of people on this forum have probably seen this before, but it was my first time. Based on an old novel, and has been filmed in the US multiple times under various titles, most notably "The Three Godfathers." This story centers around three homeless people in Tokyo, a drunk, a transvestite, and a runaway teen who find an abandoned baby, and the chaos and adventure that ensues as they try to find the baby's parents. It's a lot of fun, and I was surprised by the grittiness of the dialog.
Both of these films are worth the watch.
Fantastic beasts: the crimes of Grndelwald. Disappointing. The special effects are good, but that's all I enjoyed. It's far too long, the romantic parts are a burden, the plot is too confusing and the action is too hasty (I've just red the Wikipedia page and found out a lot of things I didn't realise yesterday because things happened too fast). 3/10
Coldplay: A Head Full Of Dream
Another perfect movie! It's actually a documentary about the band's career but I learn how to run a band & live a dream!
L'Eclisse (1962) - 6/10
Actually i like antonioni's technical aesthetics and in this one, clearly had showed that strong poetic influences for the like tarkovsky - especially the last seven minutes - with also some indirect jab for capitalism and casual racism. Inspite of that, i dont really dig the basic plot whether the romance is futile or not. Watching monica vitti and alain delone bemusing each other is quiet boring.
Two Spanish films.
Superlópez. It's based on a Spanish comic book, a parody of Superman. It's quite good, especially if we bear in mind that the Spanish directors usually hate to make films like this one. 8/10
100 metros (100 meters) "The plot is based on the true story of a Spanish man with Multiple sclerosis who tried to finish an Iron-Man: 3,8 km swimming, 180 km cycling and 42 running. After he received his diagnosis he was told that he would not be able to walk 100 meters within a year." (wikipedia) It's very moving and I enjoyed it. 8.5/10
First Reformed (2017 ~ or 2018)
at least, a new movie from a very very literate person, the old man paul schradder and it's really full of food of thoughts. Help by strong, mesmerising character performance by Ethan Hawke this one gave quiet a look -from i quote somewhere- of its moral, ethical, political, and religious implications. Yeah that kind of things that will bore most people nowadays. another strong jab for current climate, both environmental and political one.
the tricky part is where
the movie look like build moment, to deceive audiences with such nihilistic, full of despair kind of end, not until its gave another twist of hope with the appearance of amanda seyfried's character right at the the reverend toller (of Ethan hawke) change his course but then decide to end his life-only. I would love to see if its cut in between so to give it kind ambiguity, uncertainty feel, open ending. will or wont he drink that in front of her
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Threads (1984) - 8/10
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) - 6/10
Obviously strong on screen chemistry for the both lead, filled with chuckles. Its lose the excitement through the second half where thing start to dry up.