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Boondock Saints - shoot 'em up action flick of the Death Wish genre. Cool accents, mob wars with a mildly crazed Willem Dafoe.

Notice - this movie is pending the Parnell and Dolphin approval rating PD.
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Originally posted by Justinian Justinian wrote:

I have spent the past few days watching the Marx Brothers Paramount films, (Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup, have not seen the Cocoanuts yet) great fun.  I had only previously seen A Night at the Opera, and A Day at the Races.  As good as they are, these early ones are better.  If forced to pick a favorite I would probably give a slight edge to Horse Feathers over Duck Soup.  (the football game at the end is just tremendous)  
Exactly the way I would rank them too. Duck Soup has the wonderful battle, but Horse Feathers had not only the football game, but also the marvellous scene where the Faculty professors, gowned and robed, form a chorus line behind Groucho.
 
Basically the difference is between the ones made with Zeppo and the ones with him, which is odd since he desn't seem to have any point. But that corresponds with the change of studio from Paramouint to MGM.
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Dinner for Schmucks. It was a actually very done comedy, I thought it'd be more of a stupid-but-funny type of comedy walking in. 
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Originally posted by gcle2003 gcle2003 wrote:

Originally posted by Justinian Justinian wrote:

I have spent the past few days watching the Marx Brothers Paramount films, (Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup, have not seen the Cocoanuts yet) great fun.  I had only previously seen A Night at the Opera, and A Day at the Races.  As good as they are, these early ones are better.  If forced to pick a favorite I would probably give a slight edge to Horse Feathers over Duck Soup.  (the football game at the end is just tremendous)  
Exactly the way I would rank them too. Duck Soup has the wonderful battle, but Horse Feathers had not only the football game, but also the marvellous scene where the Faculty professors, gowned and robed, form a chorus line behind Groucho.
 
Basically the difference is between the ones made with Zeppo and the ones with him, which is odd since he desn't seem to have any point. But that corresponds with the change of studio from Paramouint to MGM.
 
There's no accounting for taste! For example, es_bih is lauding what is probably the most tedious and strained bit of self-abuse passing for comedy to come down the pike since day before yesterday, Dinner for Schmucks (hardly any form of comeback after the pairing of Tina Fey with Steve Carell in Date Night) and, frankly, the filmography of comedy has been heading steadily downhill and turned strictly formulaic within a National Lampoon mode for quite a long time now--but then such can be said about most of the stuff hitting the big screens nowadays. heaven help you if your tastes run to the subtle and sophisticated either in humour or drama. Pay the outrageous cost of a night at the movies and then you'll know what it really means to "get stucco"..."boy, will you get stucco!".
 
And with that classic descriptive you've reached the world of the quintissential Marx Brothers mayhem, Cocoanuts (1929). This classic George Kauffman Broadway production is actually the first Broadway musical to receive film treatment with the coming of sound (there are historical problems in considering either The Jazz Singer or Showboat here--hey that could be a thread). And on seeing this film you would realize how essential Zeppo was to stage concept of the Marx Brothers--his was the role of the straight-man, us so to speak, and the point of reference any audience would require when confronting unadulterated anarchy. In a way Cocoanuts is the "purest" of the Marx Brothers' comedies and it hit on the formula that would characterize all of the later flicks.
 
 
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Originally posted by gcle2003 gcle2003 wrote:

...but also the marvellous scene where the Faculty professors, gowned and robed, form a chorus line behind Groucho.

Yes, I agree, that was a great scene. 

Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:

And on seeing this film you would realize how essential Zeppo was to stage concept of the Marx Brothers--his was the role of the straight-man, us so to speak, and the point of reference any audience would require when confronting unadulterated anarchy.

Yes, I have heard about that.  Apparently he was just as funny as the others, just never had a chance to show it.  I did not realize it, but supposedly he was in one scene of Animal Crackers as Captain Spaulding.  (the one with the lights out)  If that is true, the comment of him being on par with the others becomes clearer.  (that is a great scene)  Otherwise the dictation scene in that movie was his best moment in any of the films.

Well I plan to watch the Cocoanuts later today, it will be interesting to see how it compares. 

Edit:   I forgot to mention I just finished watching The Big Parade, (1925) I had recorded from TCM.  It was excellent.  I have not seen many silent films, (really just Birth of a Nation, some Chaplin, Keaton and Lloyd, and a miscellany of others) but I love the format with the music as constant.


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I also watched The Boondock Saints the other day, pretty good film.

Not just 10 minutes ago I finished watching "54" which is a film about the nightclub in NYC back in the 80's of the same name. It wasn't too bad


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I watched "Marley and Me" this arvo. First time I've ever cried during a movie Cry


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I saw it too... don't be sad Balaam...
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Watched Mars Attacks and Battle Royale last weekend when hosting a movie night at mine.

Enjoyed both immensely.
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Over the past week or so I've seen The Hunting Party, 88 Minutes, and American Gangster
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Fun slime Robert Rodriguez.
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Trying to go see the Mechanic. 
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Haven't been to the cinema in some while. I'm somewhat interested in seeing The King's Speech though.
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Seko, how did you Boondock Saints. Thought it was a well done flick myself. The 2nd was ruined as usual when it comes to sequels. Too many one liners, bad one liners at that.
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I'm a sucker for low budget action flicks and both the first one and 'All Saints Day" fit the bill nicely. 
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I watched the Zodiac movie for the first time with Robert Downy JR and Jake Gyllenhal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu6GV8tBFro&feature=related
Scenes from the movie and are slightly graphic but cool nonetheless.





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i watch HBO quite alot lately.. there's an animation movie, 9. it's nice.
the last movie i saw in cinema was.... Season Of The Witch . Boring.
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I watched "The Room" at the weekend. Quite literally one of the worst films I've ever seen, which is why we chose to watch it. Only problem was that two of the people had seen it before and felt the need to explain to those that hadn't the exact reason why each scene is sh*t, and the constant interjections kinda killed it.

If anyone feels the need to watch a terrible film, I'd also recommend "The Happening". It's a decently made film with decent(ish) actors, but the entire premise of the film is so ludicrous as to make it laugh-out-loud funny. So bad it's good, as they say, as opposed to "Evan Almighty", which was so bad it was bad again, and "The Da Vinci Code" as well, come to think of it.
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Sanctum ... I watched in 3D version.
Highly recommended. Enjoy the movie with your friends, mom & dad, spouses.. girl/guy friends.. like it alot.
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Looks like nobody made mention of memorable movies since February. Well, I have one for you. Watched Gods and Generals on dvd recently. What can I say other than being impressed, especially the scene depicting the Battle of Fredericksburg. The movie centers around the military life of Stonewall Jackson.
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In lack of something else better to do with my down time, saw The Sorcerers Apprentice on Starz last week. A few chuckles but, for some reason, i think Nicolas Cage was seriously miscast for the role of the Sorcerer.


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green lantern... boring. Disapprove
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Yes the Movie was boring,  Cahaya  nice to see you. 
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nice to see you guys too...
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@ Cahaya - It is nice to see you too. I was beginning to become a little concerned that you had left us. I am glad you haven't! Smile
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Originally posted by Panther Panther wrote:

@ Cahaya - It is nice to see you too. I was beginning to become a little concerned that you had left us. I am glad you haven't! Smile
 
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Transformer : Dark Of the Moon.
 
below my expectation. The new girl.. she's not worth it. Stern Smile
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Btw.. this might be an old story.. but is it true???
 
 
 


LOL It's not true.
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Cool good to know... good to know
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Ip Man 2 - Not as good as the first one, but still a great movie.
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