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Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Aug 10, 2011 - 12:57pm PT
Last night... Paul. I expected more as I think Simon Pegg can be brilliant. Alas, this was only fair. Plenty of interesting behind the scenes stuff in the extras though.

I will probably be disappointed again tonight with Your Highness. Oh well, after that The Maltese Falcon so it will get much better!
redrocker

climber
LV, NV
Aug 10, 2011 - 01:45pm PT
Stumbled across this one on IFC the other day.

Chopper
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0221073/

trailer: http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi1525678361/

After watching it I was surprised I'd never heard of it before. (Australian made so that may be why.)

Eric Bana gives an incredible performance in the lead role.
TwistedCrank

climber
Ideeho-dee-do-dah-day boom-chicka-boom-chicka-boom
Aug 10, 2011 - 01:47pm PT
"Revenge of the MILFs"
jiff

Ice climber
colorado
Aug 10, 2011 - 04:18pm PT
watched the 1982 thing. i love it when that dog's head splits open.
sullly

Trad climber
Aug 10, 2011 - 06:36pm PT
IHP, don't you find The Maltese Falcon a disappointment? It needs a remake with a better femme fatale.

Got any other noir titles you recommend?
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Aug 10, 2011 - 06:47pm PT
The Way Back, the account of a group escaping a Siberian prison camp in WWII by walking 4,000 miles due South. Further research shows the memoir it's based on is in question, but it was still a pretty good Netflix instant flick. Kept me up when I should have been sleeping last night, anyway.
jiff

Ice climber
colorado
Aug 10, 2011 - 09:03pm PT
watching insidious, its aight
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Aug 10, 2011 - 09:43pm PT
Sully... I must admit it has been many years since I have seen it. However, I am interested in watching it again simply to research how the film handles the concept of different groups of people wanting the same thing that may or may not have any real importance other than driving the story forward (AKA the McGuffin.)

I re-watched the new Indiana Jones film the other afternoon just because I wanted to see how they introduced Irina Spalko (the Cate Blanchett character.) I am weird like that... I will watch something just to see a specific few minutes or scene or even an cut.

Other films (noir or otherwise) that pop to mind:

Sunset Boulevard (duh!)
Chinatown (easily in my top five)
The Tunnel Brilliant! A fantastic film! 2001 German with subtitles
Confidence with Edward Burns. Pretty good.
Tell No One America is remaking this French film. They will probably ruin it. The original is great.
Inside Man Spike Lee did a nice job on this one.

The other obvious ones... Rear Window, Strangers on a Train, Rope (Yep... I like Hitchcock!) Shaun of the Dead. Very Fun and funny and Hot Fuzz. Same team and pretty funny.

JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Aug 10, 2011 - 10:12pm PT
The North Face (NordWand).
Sehr gut.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Aug 10, 2011 - 10:16pm PT
Taxi Driver
treez

climber
Aug 10, 2011 - 10:16pm PT
Cedar Rapids

John Reilly had me in fits of weeping laughter.
sullly

Trad climber
Aug 10, 2011 - 10:31pm PT
Thanks for the tips, IHP. Sunset Blvd. is my favorite of all time. The side story with Joe sneaking out at night to write with Betty is so great. I've seen all Hitchcock and Chinatown. My second favorite film is The Apartment. The way it's shot plus Shirley and Jack.
Josh Higgins

Trad climber
San Diego
Aug 10, 2011 - 11:36pm PT
Tron - The new edition
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Aug 11, 2011 - 12:18am PT
Sully... The Apartment is a great one! I need to watch that again as it has been years. Have you seen Madame X with Lana Turner? It is a bit late to be noir (1966) but as I recall from film school it had that feel to it. How do you feel about Japanese films? If you haven't seen these... you should.

High and Low by Kurosawa. A wonderful crime drama.
The Fortress Even Lucas admits he stole many ideas for Star Wars from this!
Rashomon Another Kurosawa film that should be on any top ten list.

Joey.F... Another good one! The North Face was nicely filmed and acted. Interesting to contrast the reality of that with The Eiger Sanction.

Treez... I wanted to like Cedar Rapids but maybe I was just not into it the night I rented it.

Pud... Can't go wrong with Taxi Driver!

Josh... Not a huge sci-fi fan and Tron just looked like way to much CGI for me.

I had planned to watch Your Highness tonight but the rented disk just made horrible wobbling sounds in my Blu-ray player. I guess it was a sign. Instead we watched a fairly new Keira Knightly film called Last Night. It made for interesting discussion between my wife, daughter and I about being faithful in a marriage and which character had committed the biggest mistake/crime/sin in the film. A good film that ends exactly as it should.
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Aug 11, 2011 - 08:36am PT
Just saw the movie "Buck" at the local Indie theatre. I am not a "horse person" per se, but was totally captivated by the story.
jiff

Ice climber
colorado
Aug 11, 2011 - 03:51pm PT
The ending of Insidious was pretty cool.
jiff

Ice climber
colorado
Aug 11, 2011 - 09:21pm PT
watching leviathon. what a piece of crap.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Aug 11, 2011 - 09:35pm PT
Raging Bull
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Aug 11, 2011 - 09:40pm PT
Tonight will be an old Bill Murray one... What About Bob? 'twas good as I recall.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Aug 11, 2011 - 11:24pm PT
Tank Girl
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