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Re: “Lovable indie Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench could only exist as a musical

Set in modern day Boston, Massachusetts , Guy and Madeline on a park bench couple were lovers for three months. He a jazz trumpeter , she aimless introvert looking for work. When Elena and Guy meet in crowded subway , they fall in love and thinks Guy finished with Madeline
Madeline tries to rebuild her life. It changes the apartment , looking for a new job, play an instrument , nothing binds - until it travels to New York on a whim and meets a Frenchman named Paul , who feels her conexiuneintre Meanwhile, Guy begins to wonder if he made a mistake. Elena does not have any interest in music, and start to think about Madeline
 Guy wants to win back Madeline . He knocks on her door , but she's nowhere to be found , is preparing to move to New York City, the end of the film is quite complicated because the two are wondering if their relationship begins again or definitively ends a good movie saw much good music

Posted by Elena Chera on 01/03/2014 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Idris Elba gives the limited Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom its force

Long Walk to Freedom is a South African film based on Long Walk to Freedom, the 1994 autobiography by Nelson Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician. Producer Anant Singh started working on the project after interviewing He WAS still imprisoned Mandela while two Decades ago Following the publication of Mandela's autobiography, WAS Singh Granted the rights to the film adaptation, Which WAS completed 16 years later by screenwriter William Nicholson. The two-hour-and-thirteen-minute film is directed by Justin Chadwick and a film is recommended for those who want to watch life African President Nelson Mandela and his family especially as the film was broadcast in several parts when Nelson Mandela still alive, good to watch

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Posted by Elena Chera on 01/03/2014 at 10:29 AM

Re: “From favorites to fight-starters, die-hard Nashville movie lovers discuss the film year 2013

Sam: Chalk up “confirmed cynic” as poetic license—more accurately, pessimist. Just trying to get a handle on my out of synch-ness re: the Coens. In any event, have always loved Before Sunset; now vying for my all-time list.

And yes, technically Tabu is a ’12 title, but per the preamble to my Top 10 (one of the few things, including also-rans, excised from my way too long submission): “With all apologies to the powers that be which dictate that New York and Los Angeles release schedules determine our film year…my Real Life 2013 Top 10 (2012-14 Edition).”

James: Thanks for the shoutout. Stranger things…

Posted by JSManz on 01/03/2014 at 10:29 AM

Re: “From favorites to fight-starters, die-hard Nashville movie lovers discuss the film year 2013

I'm surprised you haven't seen HONKYTONK MAN, Mr. Pink. It was partly filmed in Nashville. The title song gave Marty Robbins his last hit (just before his death). There's also a brief appearance by Ray Price.

It's one of my favorite Clint Eastwood movies ... and one of the biggest box-office flops of his career. It was too much of a change of pace for most people in '82. Not surprisingly, he brought back Dirty Harry for his next film.

Posted by Mark on 01/02/2014 at 8:35 PM

Re: “From favorites to fight-starters, die-hard Nashville movie lovers discuss the film year 2013

@SamsMyth: Great analogy! Does that make BADLANDS Malick's PABLO HONEY?

@Mark: Now I've got to see HONKYTONK MAN, dammit. Good luck with avoiding CGI mass destruction.

@Cathcart: Now there's an idea...

Posted by mr. pink on 01/02/2014 at 4:47 PM

Re: “From favorites to fight-starters, die-hard Nashville movie lovers discuss the film year 2013

James Cathcart said: "I wish there were more midnight movie fans that actually like midnight movies."

Yeah. I'm not happy about the turn toward childhood favorites of the Millennials (the most prematurely nostalgic generation in history). Midnight movies, and revival theaters in general, used to expose people to offbeat stuff they had never seen. Now people want to see movies that they've already watched a thousand times on home video or cable TV.

Posted by Mark on 01/02/2014 at 4:28 PM

Re: “From favorites to fight-starters, die-hard Nashville movie lovers discuss the film year 2013

#1 dude who should be writing much more often: Scott Manzler

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Posted by Cathcart on 01/02/2014 at 4:23 PM

Re: “From favorites to fight-starters, die-hard Nashville movie lovers discuss the film year 2013

I was surprised by how much I loathed MAN OF STEEL and the last half hour of IRON MAN 3. I avoided the THOR sequel because I've seen enough loud, bombastic superhero movies to last me a while.

I don't want to see any more explosions, collapsing buildings or urban destruction scenes based on 9/11 (STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and WORLD WAR Z were also guilty of this) for a long time.

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Posted by Mark on 01/02/2014 at 3:11 PM

Re: “From favorites to fight-starters, die-hard Nashville movie lovers discuss the film year 2013

Jim Ridley wrote: "I cried for my hometown of Murfreesboro ..."

Quite a comedown from HONKYTONK MAN (1982), where John McIntire's last wish was to return to his hometown of Murfreesboro.

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Posted by Mark on 01/02/2014 at 3:08 PM

Re: “David O. Russell's screechy '70s costume party American Hustle arrives dead as disco

I found it to be entertaining, too, with a hilarious performance by Jennifer Lawrence. The Scorsese aping is a bit annoying, especially with De Niro shows up as a gangster. I recommend the movie ... although if you want a factual and realistic account of Abscam, you should look elsewhere, maybe to a book.

AMERICAN HUSTLE also reminded me of Soderbergh's THE INFORMANT! Both play real-life scandals for laughs. They probably weren't so funny for the people who went to jail.

Posted by Mark on 01/02/2014 at 2:50 PM

Re: “From favorites to fight-starters, die-hard Nashville movie lovers discuss the film year 2013

"In the space of about a year, James Franco played the Wizard of Oz for Disney ... played Hugh Hefner …"

The same thing, right? Or so says T Bone Burnett:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj6gKxMzzG…

Posted by mr. pink on 01/02/2014 at 1:05 PM

Re: “From favorites to fight-starters, die-hard Nashville movie lovers discuss the film year 2013

Also, I counted TABU for last year, and it nearly toppled my list. Who knows what kind of wreckage it would have caused this year's.

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Posted by SamsMyth on 01/02/2014 at 12:08 PM

Re: “From favorites to fight-starters, die-hard Nashville movie lovers discuss the film year 2013

Scott, a confirmed cynic wouldn't have fallen in love with Before Sunrise like you did -- what a nice surprise to hear!

Meant to get in a defense of To The Wonder, the Amnesiac to The Tree of Life's Kid A...

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Posted by SamsMyth on 01/02/2014 at 12:05 PM

Re: “David O. Russell's screechy '70s costume party American Hustle arrives dead as disco

American Hustle is highly entertaining- New Yorker critic David Denby hails it as the best movie of 2013. The Scene's review is a disappointment.

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Posted by bettysands1 on 12/31/2013 at 1:01 AM

Re: “The hit documentary Blackfish has a message as dubious as its methods

Humaniacs all have the same goal.....extinction of animals in captivity or domesticity. Here, in these comments, they admit that they want captive breeding to end so that orcas will no longer be in an environment where they are in contact with humanity.

Humaniacs anthropomorphise traits to animals that arguably don't exist, claiming that they are "unhappy" in their captive state. And they know this, HOW? Orcas at Sea World may or may not be happy....but if unhappy, you'd know by expressions of depression....lethargy, withdrawal and other traits that we DON'T see in these animals at Sea World.

Accidental deaths of trainers happen with many types of large animals,including horses and dogs. It's a risk that is associated with the activity.

Collapsed dorsal fins do not indicate mental status; they occur in wild orcas also, and is believed to be due to varying factors, including changes in hydrodynamic pressure, general nutritional, activity and fitness levels:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/119426027/Flaccid-Fin-Sydrome-by-Wende-Alexandra-Evans

Humaniacs want us to spay and neuter our dogs and cats until none are left, too.

These extremists are not pro-animal. If animals in the wild are injured, killed by their companions or go extinct, they actually don't give a flying fig. And if humans can never enjoy contact with animals again, they will have fulfilled their misanthropist mission.

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Posted by Geneva Coats on 12/27/2013 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Bruce Dern gets shorted by Alexander Payne's Nebraska

As too often happens, someone who gets paid to watch movies feels compelled to make it way too complicated. Great flick. Trust the Cannes people, not Mr. Wilson.

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Posted by Victor Rojo on 12/25/2013 at 6:42 PM

Re: “The otherwise weak Beginners makes a grand coming-out party for Christopher Plummer's performance

Beginners is a very special film from movies that we learn to see the great actor Christopher Plummers, this movie is Hal and after his wife's death he wanted his son Oliver (Evan McGregor) to know the pure truth about him Hal taking up plumonar cancer patient but gay film takes us into the world of the Hal and shows close between father and son and life as you want to live it, Hal finds love and his son Oliver as Anna (Melanie Laurent) a French actress, a good movie to watch

Posted by Elena Chera on 12/22/2013 at 9:17 AM

Re: “David O. Russell's screechy '70s costume party American Hustle arrives dead as disco

David O. Russell was born in 1958, so he should have some memory of the '70s. As a teenager in that decade (as Russell was), I mainly remember T-shirts, blue jeans and long, straight hair parted in the middle -- on both genders.

I don't remember a garish parade of grotesque, overdressed freaks. That sounds more like the '80s: the decade of big hair, big shoulder pads and unbridled materialism.

Aside from watching GOODFELLAS and CASINO (and BOOGIE NIGHTS and MAGNOLIA), Russell's research must have consisted of studying photos taken at Studio 54 circa 1978. But, of course, most people in the real world weren't hanging out at a snooty Manhattan disco.

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Posted by Mark on 12/20/2013 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow: Immerse yourself in Anselm Kiefer's art, to the exclusion of almost all else

Born at the end of the Second World War, Kiefer and critical reflection on dangerous myths that have propelled the Third Reich in power. Combining art and literature, painting and sculpture, the artist engages German history and ancestral epics of life, death, and the cosmos to reinforce the lessons of the past, good to see this film

Posted by Elena Chera on 12/16/2013 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Meet the Third Coen Brother

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen David Jesse are known as the Coen brothers, are the Academy Award winning American film directors, writers, producers and editors. Their films are Blood Simple, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men, Burn After Reading and writing True Grit these two brothers together and works are known for their very good scenarios

Posted by Elena Chera on 12/13/2013 at 9:14 AM

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