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Just watched Cloud Atlas for the first time. Can't say I particularly liked it. I give it credit for being different and very bold in scope, and it's a good looking movie. But the thread between each of the 6 storylines is quite thin, and not all of those different storylines are interesting enough. The only reason to watch would be sexy Korean actress Doona Bae. It's difficult to take your eyes off of her when she is on screen, which isn't nearly enough of the time.
There's no good movies in the Summer. It's all crap for the kids who are out of school. The good shit gets released at the end of the year - so it''s remembered better come Awards time. Not so w/TV. There's some good shows on right now. I'm digging the Bridge (US), Hell On Wheels, The Knick, & the Leftovers. All really torrent worthy.
Remember that one ? The Train (1964) with Burt Lancaster.
Set in August 1944, the film sets French Resistance-member Labiche (Lancaster) against German Colonel von Waldheim (Scofield), who is attempting to move stolen art masterpieces by train to Germany. Inspiration for the scenes of the train's interception came from the real-life events surrounding train No. 40,044 as it was seized and examined by Lt. Alexandre Rosenberg of the Free French forces outside Paris.
Und der Haifisch der hat Tränen
Und die laufen vom Gesicht
Doch der Haifisch lebt im Wasser
So die Tränen sieht man nicht
In der Tiefe ist es einsam
Und so manche Träne fliesst
Und so kommt es dass das Wasser
In den Meeren salzig ist
So far, the Hobbit movies have been disappointing. Had they come out before the LOTR series, they might have seemed more impressive. As it is, they just don't compare. A bit like the last 3 Star Wars films vs. the first 3.
Personally, I will be happy when the comic book super-hero genre has played out. I was never a fan, but unfortunately they just keep on coming.
I watched Wolf Creek 2 last night for the first time and laughed through the whole thing. I recommend this as a bit of man comedy (and I hate most movies) - there's just something macabrely funny about John Jarratt as a serial killer, he was one of the two most loved early childhood presenters on Playschool to a couple of generations of Aussies. Oh, and the landscape is what I'm used to, so that's a plus. I suggest you screen this one before watching it with a Khmer partner, they might not get the nuanced humor. Quote of the move: "That'll do, pig."
Bodge: This ain't Kansas, and the neighbours ate Toto!