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Old 10-13-2007, 11:31 PM  
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Yeah, so I saw a lot of movies this weekend.

Elizabeth: The Golden Age - Mediocre, at best. Slow and dragged on. Shorten it to 2 hours and it's golden. It's not, so it fails.

Michael Clayton - Amazing. Everything about it is awesome. However, it's VERY complex and mind bending. You have to think, so be prepared. I still feel like I'm missing key details of exactly what happened. Gotta see it again.

Across the Universe - Perfect is one word that comes to mind. It just works. And, contrary to many people I bet, the movie is best viewed sober. Trust me.
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:09 PM   #3076
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You must be a big High School Musical fan. Which is your favorite, 1,2, or 3?
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:16 PM   #3077
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HSM 4: Jason's Revenge.
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:42 PM   #3078
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HSM 4: Jason's Revenge.
HSM 4: The oral rape
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:44 PM   #3079
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HSM4: Master My Skinflute.
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:51 PM   #3080
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HSM4: Master My Skinflute.
HSM4: Ryan gets it stuck.
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HSM5 is going to be called?
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:34 PM   #3082
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HSM5 is going to be called?
HSM5: Statutory Sonata.
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:45 PM   #3083
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Tonight I watched Donnie Darko for the first time.

I have heard that you either love it or hate it. I don't understand why, and I don't put myself in either category. There is simply no reason to hate the movie -- it's not bad. The directing is engaging, especially when Donnie goes into his visions. The actors are wonderful for the most part, including the lead. Worm holes, hypnosis, a creepy wandering recluse, and questions of life and death all are fine ingredients. Yet they don't add up to something greater than their sum. Things are touched on all too briefly to make any real lasting importance (what is the sense or significance of the recluse's "we all die alone?").

I don't understand why he has to die. The film tells us because he wants to save his girlfriend's life and not kill Frankie, but surely those could be avoided as well as his sacrificial death. A person who could go back in time could orchestrate things nearly perfectly if they did it enough times, like those parts in Groundhog's Day. Maybe that's too much of a burden though, and opting for death is easier. Or it's a nice way to end a story. Or I don't know enough about the physical sciences to make sense of it all. I understand well though that we can't see into the future, we can't get into wormholes (if there even are such things) and there certainly is no mechanism currently to get into them. Because of the absence of reality, the film lacks real emotional depth that comes with death.

That's not to say nothing is real in the movie. Problems in school, becoming aware of more subtle social and human issues (like how some of the most zealous can be the greatest sinners), and mental illnesses are addressed as well. The parents are particularly interesting, and avoid any cliches. The teacher's battle over curriculum is treading overdone and unnecessary territory though.

Overall, there is enough to make it an interesting ride, but not enough to make me join the cult of die hards that find the movie brilliant and lift it to its current renowned status.
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:49 PM   #3084
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Tonight I watched Donnie Darko for the first time.

I have heard that you either love it or hate it. I don't understand why, and I don't put myself in either category. There is simply no reason to hate the movie -- it's not bad. The directing is engaging, especially when Donnie goes into his visions. The actors are wonderful for the most part, including the lead. Worm holes, hypnosis, a creepy wandering recluse, and questions of life and death all are fine ingredients. Yet they don't add up to something greater than their sum. Things are touched on all too briefly to make any real lasting importance (what is the sense or significance of the recluse's "we all die alone?").

I don't understand why he has to die. The film tells us because he wants to save his girlfriend's life and not kill Frankie, but surely those could be avoided as well as his sacrificial death. A person who could go back in time could orchestrate things nearly perfectly if they did it enough times, like those parts in Groundhog's Day. Maybe that's too much of a burden though, and opting for death is easier. Or it's a nice way to end a story. Or I don't know enough about the physical sciences to make sense of it all. I understand well though that we can't see into the future, we can't get into wormholes (if there even are such things) and there certainly is no mechanism currently to get into them. Because of the absence of reality, the film lacks real emotional depth that comes with death.

That's not to say nothing is real in the movie. Problems in school, becoming aware of more subtle social and human issues (like how some of the most zealous can be the greatest sinners), and mental illnesses are addressed as well. The parents are particularly interesting, and avoid any cliches. The teacher's battle over curriculum is treading overdone and unnecessary territory though.

Overall, there is enough to make it an interesting ride, but not enough to make me join the cult of die hards that find the movie brilliant and lift it to its current renowned status.
You do realize that he's dead throughout the film, yes?
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:54 PM   #3085
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You do realize that he's dead throughout the film, yes?
Why would I realize that? I saw him die at the end.
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Why would I realize that? I saw him die at the end.
He died in his sleep. He never knew he was dead.
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:57 PM   #3087
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He died in his sleep. He never knew he was dead.
He didn't die when the jet engine fell on him?
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He didn't die when the jet engine fell on him?
Yes, he did die. You're familiar with how Tarantino disjointed the time line of Pulp Fiction, yes?

It's the same principal.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:02 AM   #3089
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Yes, he did die. You're familiar with how Tarantino disjointed the time line of Pulp Fiction, yes?

It's the same principal.
So the end was the beginning?
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So the end was the beginning?
No, it's not just cutting the scenes in a particular order ala PF or even reversing the time line; it's non-linear.

His human mind is capable of knowing only what a human mind can know. As things begin to "get strange", his mind/spirit is expanding slowly beyond it's known, physical borders because he is no longer bound by them.
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