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I watched Southland Tales while in Banff with my brother. It was one of the strangest movies I've ever seen. I had big hopes because it was from the guy who made Donnie Darko, but it definitely was tough to follow. duiu: Can you explain the plot? Is there some deeper meaning that I was missing.  Is there a connection with TS Elliot?

This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

 

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Eric read the IMDB entry. I'd explain it but I'm out of town now and all I have is my touch which is annoying to type with.
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Eric read the IMDB entry. I'd explain it but I'm out of town now and all I have is my touch which is annoying to type with.
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how about that iron man movie?just when i thought hollywood was done for good iron man springs out from no were.....

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Man, everybody is talking about Iron Man, I really need to check it out and see if it's worth all the hoop-lah.

This weekend I watched Forgetting Sarah Marshal. In the same vein as Knocked Up, 40 Year Old Virgin, it's the same group of guys doing the same old "guy's romantic comedy". I have to admit the formula is getting a little tired for me, but overall it's still pretty darn funny. There weren't as many crazy funny moments as the aforementioned titles, but it still had it's moments. There were quite a few pop culture references, which are funny now, but in 10 years will act as a differentiating factor between elitist know-it-alls and regular people.

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Iron Man

Entertaining, if a bit formulaic.

Juno

Amazing.

Cloverfield

Awesome. Made my friend sick.

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The last movie I've seen is "Burn after Reading" with georgeous George and beau Brad. It was another movie that showed me that stunning actors are not always making brilliant movies. I was disappionted at the end (when one can call it an end). The movie stopped in the middle of the action and I didn't get the point of the whole story. So what is it about the "Burn after Reading"? Has anybody seen the movie, can agree/disagree with me or simply explain me the sense of the ending?

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Unfortunately Glitter for those who don't get the gist of "Burn After Reading", theres a chance they may not at all. It's more of anything a satire on a lot of politics going on, and in many ways poking fun of how certain government agencies have handled situations in the past. As for your question the title "Burn After Reading" is referring to the file they close at the end of the movie and if you pay attention several times the men at the agency talk about burning the bodies they needed to dispose. The rest of it is just pretty much funny and entertaining and meant to be just that.

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  I really liked Burn After Reading - I thought I wouldn't.  There is no plot really, it's one of those movies were it's based on all the interactions - and once the ball got rolling I was squirming in my chair the rest of the way. I wasn't as disappointed about the end, it was very entertaining as the CIA director tries to tie up all the loose ends in some 'conspiracy' he openly admits to knowing nothing about.

I also saw Ghost Town recently. Quite good, I love Gervais and he didn't let me down.

Watched a movie called The City of Lost Children a couple nights ago. French movie. Really amazing. It's by the same guy that made Delicatessen, another amazing movie you should all see. Heart my GF for introducing all of these to me.

This post was edited by Yale on 11/03/2008 11:30 AM
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Just watched Tropic Thunder, it uses a lot of the old Dry humor that usually accompanies Ben Stiller and company but I thought most of it was hilarious. Check it out if you can.

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