Lincoln had a lot going for it. But it was a political movie and without a knowledge of history a bit hard to follow. I thought Skyfall was underrated. It was a good Bond movie plot about a disgruntled agent who got traded for six other agents after being captured and left for dead, then seeking his revenge against "M", who retires in this movie. Skyfall won the Oscar for best original song and for a change I agreed with the judges.
Argo was good, but not good enough to win an Oscar. It was a symbolic political statement and psychological preparation by Hollywood in tandem with the government in case America has to lead an attack on Iran. Look for more of these psych. ops. to prepare the public for an unsettling shock: The very possible use of bunker-buster tactical nukes. This is a major escalation of war in the Middle East that will have dire consequences. After watching Argo a second time I believe Bryan Cranston should have won the Oscar for best supporting role. He is such a good actor that he will not be typecast as a bad guy for his role in the TV series "Breaking Bad". Sally Fields was rather melodramatic with schlocky lines as Lincoln's wife (she won that Oscar).
I missed Life Of Pi as of yet and from all the praise I hear think it will go on my bucket list.
I don't know. I didn't like Argo, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Skyfall, or Beasts of the Southern Wild. Life of Pi was sorta fun (in 3D). My favorite last year was Moonrise Kingdom. Not a great year for movies, IMO
Pretty good story about the 6 US Embassy workers hiding in a Canadian diplomats home in Teheran being rescued by a spook who disobeys orders. The story loses credibility at the end when the supposedly "trained and educated in Europe & the US Iranian Revolutionary Guards" can't use a telephone to stop a plane from taking off. They don't make enough of a case for chaos to make this believable.
This movie wins the Oscar? Please! Lincoln was a million times better as evidenced by Daniel Day-Louis winning the Oscar for best actor. If you know who are the movers and shakers in Hollywood and which of their homelands might get nuked by the Iranians you will understand why this movie won.
Fareed Zakaria GPS had the Iranian ambassador as a guest two weeks ago who took particular exception to this movie on two counts: 1) It portrays the mannerisms of Iranians falsely; 2) It wasn't the best film of the year. I have to agree with him.
Having said that, does one of the world's largest oil producer's have to enrich a massive quantity of Uranium for nuclear power plants and/or medical purposes. Uggh, NO!
= the whacking of spent roses? Uhh, why do people whack spent roses?
given that "deadhead" was used for everything from freightless return trips to the whacking of spent roses long before the boys ever took the stage, and probably for various plagues of the undead as well. In my experience there are lots of uses of the term that have nothing overt to do with us, but we find resonances just the same, in the strangest of places.
Just found this on the web. Not what I was expecting to find with "Deadhead" in the title. I think a title change is badly in order.
by Derek Jarman
William Burroughs in a film by Derek Jarman with sound by Psychic TV.
Featuring William Burroughs, Genesis P-Orridge, Peter Christopherson (Sleazy of Coil), Alex Fergusson (formerly of Alternative TV), Paula P-Orridge, John "Zos Kia" Gosling and Geff Rushton, a.k.a. John Balance.
Based on the novel by Dennis Cooper.
can you spit into my mouth, i mean...
Not a bad movie, if you like continuing actions sagas,
Disturbing scene in this one though --
If you've watched these movies then you know the premise: Shadow govt. agencies are experimenting with viruses to make super-agents with high mental capacity and sub-super physical characteristics.
So, in the middle of this one they are still trying to lay waste to the monsters they have created and in order to do that they psychologically program a scientist to wipe out all the workers in the lab. Massacre with a pistol. About 15 people in a locked lab.
Reloading clips and shooting multiple times.
I had a real, visceral reaction to this. This stuff is sick and shouldn't be acted out on television. It gives "lesser" intellects "unhealthy" ideas. I know, the freedom argument -- if you start there, where do you stop?
I''m prepared to start right at this point.
So-so movie done about the killing of Osama Bin Laden, as told through a field CIA agent who has spent her whole career since just after 9/11 trying to get Bin Laden. It would seem to be part documentary as it shows the worst debacle of the Afghan conflict, CIA-wise. Seven officers including a station chief were killed when an Afghan defector blew himself up in 2007.
Most all people know how the Navy Seals took out OBL. This movie shows the CIA efforts that found semi-conclusive evidence as to where he was hiding. Given the evidence, it is easy to come to the conclusion that President Obama made his decision on the possible political spoils.
What is most troubling from all points of view is this: The most wanted man in the world is hiding in a compound and isn't even aware when two American helicopters, one of which ends up crashing, comes calling with all it's clatter.
It's clear we aren't being told something. That or OBL was so sedated helicopters didn't wake him up and he even posted no guard. This movie left me with a lot of questions.
(Although Justice Department lawyers maintained to the bitter end the US never used torture in Iraq, a settlement of 5 million dollars was announced for 173 prisoners of Abu Ghraib just yesterday. Torture was featured prominently in this movie)