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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Three movies I'm glad I saw.

Posted on 2008.12.10 at 14:54

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Map-Maker, Lighthouse-Keeper
marinshellstone at 2008-12-10 22:24 (UTC) (Link)
Adam REALLY wanted to see Appaloosa but it was on such a limited run here that we missed it. And I am just so excited to see Australia, which I will probably sneak away and do tomorrow since Adam is out of town and he really doesn't want to see it. I ADORE Baz Luhrman. Every single film - from Strictly Ballroom to Romeo and Juliet to Moulin Rouge. I think he's effin' brilliant, and while i dislike Nicole Kidman as an actress, I adore Hugh Jackman. I am excited to read this positive review as it gets me more pumped up!
Mechtild
mechtild at 2008-12-10 23:02 (UTC) (Link)
Go see Australia. If you are a Luhrmann fan anyway, I don't see how you couldn't like it. It's funny, but like ROTK, it feels like it has multiple endings, yet I wouldn't have ended the film prematurely. But it's so much a Big movie, you really should see it on the big screen, the bigger the better.

I really, really thought highly of Appaloosa, as you can tell, but it's not going to be everyone's film. My daughter thought it was sort of dull, with not enough action. If one is thinking "westerns", it could seem pokey. But I loved it. Some critic or other called it "the thinking man's western". I'd add "the thinking woman's". :)

Edited at 2008-12-10 11:10 pm (UTC)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2008-12-10 23:16 (UTC) (Link)
P.S. I loved Nicole Kidman's performance in Australia, but I know there are a lot of film-goers (at least on my f-list) who seem not to like her. Since I go to see so few films I've only seen her in a few films. I thought she was excellent in Moulin Rouge (actually, I thought everyone was excellent, it was just not my film--I never like it when directors score period stories with contemporary music). I also thought she was great in a ghost story I saw at my sister's a while back, about a woman and her children living on a lonely channel island, called "The Others". I thought she was enthralling in the role. But I know she's been in loads more films than that. Maybe I haven't seen her lesser work.
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